Smiley Bayama tops off big day for Gass

Freddie cashes for 17th win in 2016

Published on December 17, 2016
Harness racing

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Smiley Bayama topped off a stellar day at the office for the Dusty Lane Farms and trainer Ronnie Gass, taking Saturday’s feature race at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park (CDP).

The eight-year-old son of Aces Up used rail control to dictate the fractions for pilot Adam Merner and win in 2:01.1 for his eighth victory of the season.

The Gass trainee hooked up in an early battle with the gate-chasing Best Risque through :29.4, then it was time to grind with Eagle Jolt through 1:01.1 and three-quarters of ‪1:31.  

Gass had three wins as a trainer while Shelley and Alexis Gass won three races as owners and Merner scored twice in the sulky. 

The winning didn’t stop there for the Dusty Lane Farms crew, who has had a big season this year. Don MacNeill scored with trainee Nashurallability, and Corey Macpherson hit the winner’s circle three times, including two for the Gass clan. 

Freddie and driver Marc Campbell used a second quarter brush to take control of the open trot to put up a sparkling trip in 2:02.4. The four-year-old son of Majestic Son increased his win total to 17, giving him the most wins for a trotter on Canadian soil this year. 

Campbell, who is up for the O’Brien Award for horsemanship, is the trainer for the Three Wisemen Stable.

The Orwell native added to his record-setting total for most wins in a single season at CDP. He won three times on Saturday to increase his total for the season to 134.  

Red Shores will take a slight hiatus from racing next weekend and will return to action ‪on Monday, Dec 26. Post time is 12:30 p.m.

Compiled by Bo Ford for Red Shores.

CDP Results

Harness racing results from Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Race 1 – Windemere Johny (G. Chappell) 2.10 2.10 2.10; Woodmere Snadylu (M. Campbell) 3.00 2.10; Beach You (A. Merner) 2.80.

Times: 30.3, 102.2, 135.2, 208.1. Also ran: Barber George, Regal Party Girl, The Queens Jubilee, Quick Mad. Winning horse owned by Windemere Farms, P.E.I.; and Claude Poirier, Quebec. Exactor 6-2 $3.80; Triactor 6-2-3 $9.50; Superfecta 6-2-3-1 $31.05. 

Race 2 – Phantom Beau (K. Arsenault) 70.20 7.90 3.20; Hopedale Dora (Jy. Pineau) 7.80 7.10; Caliban Hanover (A. Merner) 2.30.

Times: 31.4, 104.3, 136.3, 208.3. Also ran: Suicide Shift, Oceanview Lefty, Glencove Zani. Winning horse owned by Peter Breau and Ann MacAulay, Moncton. Exactor 4-5 $287.20; Triactor 4-5-2 $329.60; DD 6-4 $57.60. 

Race 3 – The Tominator (C. MacPherson) 4.20 2.50 2.20; Wshnonawesternstar (T. Gallant) 2.20 2.10; Bold Arrow (D. Spence) 2.30.

Times: 29.3, 100.1, 131.3, 205.2. Also ran: Bon Vivant Hanover, Mr Macleod, Canadian Mint, Rustlemewithenvy, Hopedale Paris. Winning horse owned by Captain Morgan Stable, Cornwall. Exactor 3-6 $18.90; Triactor 3-6-5 $29.20; Superfecta 3-6-5-9 $251.50. 

Race 4 – Freddie (M. Campbell) 2.80 2.40 2.10; Holy Molie Maggie (G. Chappell) 5.00 3.00; Frill Seeker (K. Arsenault) 4.30.

Times: 30.4, 101.1, 132.2, 202.4. Also ran: Howmacs Pride, Parkhill Jugernaut, I Aint No Lady, Thunderaway. Winning horse owned by Three Wisemen Stable, Cornwall. Exactor 7-6 $6.30; Triactor 7-6-5 $10.60; Superfecta 7-6-5-3 $59.05. 

Race 5 – Pictonian Stardust (V. Doyle) 14.10 8.60 2.10; M D Caseys Charm (K. Ford) 12.80 11.20; Woodmere No Fool (Bri. MacPhee) 2.10.

Times: 33.1, 105.3, 138.1, 210.1. Also ran: Mattadors Rose, R Es Kate, Gramercy Hanover, Lastofbigspenders, A Littlegirlsdream.

Winning horse owned by Wendy MacRae, Belfast. Exactor 2-3 $324.20; Triactor 2-3-1 $474.

Race 6 – Tell Me Why (C. MacPherson) 6.20 5.00 3.50; Ameriquel (M. McGuigan) 11.20 3.30; Howmac Missy (T. Gallant) 3.10.

Times: 29.2, 59.2, 131.3, 201.2. Also ran: Jays Little Spark, One Hot Camshaft, Put Your Bad On, Yankee No More, Minor Wisdom, Trustmeonemoretime. Winning horse owned by Shelley and Alexis Gass and Joseph MacDonald, P.E.I. Exactor 5-8 $56.30; Triactor 5-8-4 $239.50; Superfecta 5-8-4-2 $372.41.

Race 7 – Hot Shot Hill (C. MacPherson) 3.30 2.20 2.10; Jet Passing (J. Hughes) 5.20 3.40; Sporty B Skipalong (N. Rogers) 7.50.

Times: 30.1, 100.2, 131.1, 201.4. Also ran: Dilans Mustang, Hickory Chumley, Dance Buzz, Im Driven, Sharks Play. Winning horse owned by James Whelan Jr., Vernon Bridge. Exactor 2-3 $7.90; Triactor 2-3-7 $432.30; Superfecta 2-3-7-5 $279.65. 

Race 8 – Female Finesse (G. Chappell) 7.70 4.70 2.90; Outrageous Spirit (G. Hennessey) 4.70 2.60; Onehotvett (R. DesRoche) 2.20.

Times: 29.4, 100.4, 132.1, 202.4. Also ran: Jamantha, Momara, Ideal Space. Winning horse owned by William White, Murray River. Exactor 2-4 $32.10; Triactor 2-4-6 $55.40; Superfecta 2-4-6-1 $164.70. 

Race 9 – Painted Pony (M. Campbell) 12.60 7.20 3.90; The Big Bite (K. Arsenault) 34.80 9.60; Four Corners (R. Matheson) 3.40.

Times: 29.4, 59.4, 129.4, 200.1. Also ran: Willi Ray, Pictonian Storm, Tempo Seelster, First Art Down, My Lucky Killean, Instant Shadow. Winning horse owned by Raymond White, Murray River. Exactor 4-7 $277.75; Triactor 4-ALL-ALL $9.60. 

Race 10 – Fly With Max (K. Murphy) 12.70 11.60 5.10; Blue Star Outlaw (J. Hughes) 20.00 15.60; Leaveitwithme (D. Neill) 13.20.

Times: 29.1, 59.4, 131.3, 202.2. Also ran: Simon Said, Highland Boreas, Perfect Escape, Make It So, Beechwood Tiger. Winning horse owned by Mark Ramsay, Greewood, N.S. Exactor 4-5 $43.30; Triactor 4-5-1 $172.50; Superfecta 4-5-1-6 $483.88.

Race 11 – Nashurallability (D. MacNeill) 12.20 4.60 2.70; Julep Hanover (W. Myers) 6.70 3.00; Someone Like You (J. Hughes) 2.30.

Times: 30.2, 102.3, 134.1, 204.1. Also ran: Whitesand Artist, Alittleeastermagic, Lexis Mandy, Sendmeasign, Hurricane Hill, Hp Rubis Joyce. Winning horse owned by Donald MacNeill, Charlottetown. Exactor 1-4 $70.30; Triactor 1-4-9 $478.20. 

Race 12 – Artners In Crime (R. Matheson) 17.30 8.00 8.60; Strident Hanover (K. White) 9.20 6.40; Just A Professor (C. MacPherson) 7.30.

Times: 31.1, 103.3, 135.1, 205.3. Also ran: Dragons Fire, Emerging Grin, Mr Cherry, Wandasbettorchoice, Bumpsandbruises, Four Brass Starz. Winning horse owned by Bobbi Jo Matheson, Charlottetown. Exactor 6-7 $76.50; Triactor 6-7-9 $333.20; Superfecta 6-7-9-1 $621.38. 

Race 13 – Doing Some Damage (A. Merner) 3.00 2.10 2.10; Silverhill Storm (J. Hughes) 2.70 2.50; Lucky Encounter (K. Arsenault) 2.20.

Times: 29.2, 100.1, 130.3, 200.4. Also ran: Zanzibar, J J Romeo, Superbo Hanover, Ok Gladiator, Fred The Franchise, Incredible Mike. Winning horse owned by Kent Livingston, Cornwall. Exactor 4-1 $8.60; Triactor 4-1-5 $19; Superfecta 4-1-5-2 $68.90. 

Race 14 – Cambest Kisser (J. Hughes) 18.40 7.30 10.30; Capitalism (C. MacPherson) 3.40 2.70; Political Crisis (A. Merner) 22.20.

Times: 29.3, 101.2, 132.4, 203.4. Also ran: Kayas Sweetheart, Red Magician, Van Zant, American Captain, Ultimatelyhandsome. Winning horse owned by Donald MacRae and Steven MacRae, Vernon Bridge. Exactor 6-2 $42.60; Triactor 6-2-7 $417.20; Superfecta 6-2-7-1 $448.36.

Race 15 – Smiley Bayama (A. Merner) 3.60 2.90 2.40; Best Risque (J. Hughes) 4.50 2.90; I D K (V. Poulton) 5.60.

Times: 29.4, 101.1, 131, 201.1. Also ran: Rash B Havior, Eagle Jolt, Woodmere Articblue. Winning horse owned by Shelley and Alexis Gass, Cornwall. Exactor 1-3 $30; Triactor 1-3-4 $156.10; Superfecta 1-3-4-5 $74.61. 

Race 16 – Jetster (M. Campbell) 19.50 33.50 8.90; Oh To Be Me (G. Chappell) 5.20 3.30; Jetta Flys (C. MacPherson) 3.00.

Times: 29.2, 59.3, 130.2, 201.4. Also ran: Narragansett, Likely To Win, All Out, Windsun Rebel, Dbs Rosco. Winning horse owned by Ralph Sweet, O’Leary. Exactor 7-6 $46.50; Triactor 7-6-5 $593.50; DD 1-6 $72.70. 

Wager – $46,433.