Carrera Angel upsets field to win Labour Day feature in Summerside

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Carrera Angel, under the command of owner-driver Rocky Schurman, converted a pocket ride into a winning score when they claimed the Labour Day pace in a dazzling 1:57.2 Monday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

Leaving from Post 5, Schurman placed the nine-year-old gelding behind Capitalism (Jason Hughes) and stalked the leader through splits of 28.3, 59.1, 1:27.4 before overpowering the favourite in the stretch for the victory.

Keystone Nobility (Corey MacPherson) was third. The 5-4-2 triactor paid $396.80.

Hughes had a big day at the office with four winners on the 13-dash program. The Stratford native opened the afternoon with three-year-old filly Woodmere Trulyblue from the Blaine Mckenna stable and then paraded Brianna Angel and Casimir Lucuano to victory lane. Hughes completed the grand slam with Beckenbauer in 1:58.2.

Song Dream captured the trot feature defeating Scarlet Patti by a neck in 2:04. Brian MacPhee did the driving for owner Mark Ramsey, Greenwood, N.S., and trainer Vaughn Doyle, Charlottetown.

The fastest mile of the day went to Just a Professor, in line to Ken Murphy, in 1:56.4. Murphy, who had a driving double, was booked to drive by owners Creston Gillis, Bell River and Michael and John Clarey of Montague.

Compiled by Red Shores' marketing and sales manager Lee Drake

Geographic location: Summerside, Stratford, Greenwood Bell River

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