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Therealdeal earns season-opening win in Summerside

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Howmac Sabrina also victorious in Atlantic Sires Stakes action

SUMMERSIDE, P.E.I. – Overcoming an early break in stride, Therealdeal lived up to her name in the first Atlantic Sires Stakes A division race of the season for two-year-old pacing fillies Wednesday at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

Walter Cheverie was in the race bike for the 1:59 victory behind the two-year-old daughter of Westwardho Hanover in her $9,020 A division for rookie pacing fillies. Therealdeal is trained by Joseph Baxter for owners Jennifer Baxter and Gregory Francis of Windsor, N.S.

Second went to Woodmere Rio (Earl Smith) with Lady N Paradise (Dave Carey) finishing third.

Howmac Sabrina had an identical mile time, winning the second $9,020 A division event for two-year-old pacing fillies in 1:59 with David Dowling at the lines for trainer Earl Watts and owners Windemere Farms of Hampshire and Brittany Watts of Warren Grove.

Im A Miracle (Dale Spence) finished second while the $191.20 triactor ticket was completed by Elm Grove Nellie (Gilles Barrieau).

The final A split was claimed by Magical Mistress and driver Adam Merner, winning the $9,020 division in 2:02.3 with a 28.1 closing panel for trainer Stephen Gass and owner Barry Martin of Sydney, N.S. Pacesetter Foxy Gigolo (Mike McGuigan) hung on for second with the first-over challenging Woodmere Tango (Clare MacDonald) finishing third.

Merner had four wins on the program also clicking with Whosurwinner in 1:59 for trainer Deanna Clow of New Haven, Tell Me Why in 1:59.1 for Joe MacDonald of Breadalbane and Shadows Mystery in 1:56.3 for trainer Gordie Ford.

The $2,500 B divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies were won by Tobins Hope in 2:03.3 with Jack Panting in the bike and Something Reel in 2:03.3 for trainer-driver Darren Crowe.

Dana Sweet of Bloomfield Station celebrated his first victory as a pari-mutuel driver winning Hurricane EJ in the first dash of the Wednesday program in 2:02.1.

– Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores


SRW Results

Harness racing results from Wednesday at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway.

Race 1 – Hurricane E J (D. Sweet) 43.30 8.70 3.90; L Weather B (S. Mason) 3.50 2.10; W C Marys Buddy (K. Murphy) 2.10.

Times: 30, 100.2, 131.3, 202.1. Also ran Beach Cloud, W C Highlander, Sandys Shore. Winning horse owned by Dana Sweet, Bloomfield Station. Exactor 4-5 $64.20; Triactor 4-5-2 $358.40; Superfecta 4-5-2-1 $1354.20.

Race 2 – Therealdeal (W. Cheverie) 3.20 2.10 2.10; Woodmere Rio (E. Smith) 2.40 2.50; Lady N Paradise (D. Carey) 4.50.

Times: 31.0, 100.1, 129.1, 159.0. Also ran: Cheeky Cherry, Girl With Attitude. Winning horse owned by Jennifer and Gregory Francis, Windsor, N.S. Exactor 2-3 $10.10; Triactor 2-3-1 $15.60; Daily Double 4-2 $44.90.

Race 3 – Shouldabeenaclown (E. Stewart) 7.10 2.60 2.70; Jinglewriter (A. Merner) 2.90 2.20; Gigolos Pride (J. Hughes) 2.60.

Times: 29.1, 100.1, 130.3, 200.4. Also ran: Fleurje, R Es Nancy, Windemere Nancy, Regal Party Girl. Winning horse owned by Edgar Stewart, Ellerslie. Exactor 3-5 33.70; Triactor 3-5-1 $77; Superfecta 3-5-1-2 $52.25.

Race 4 – Something Reel (D. Crowe) 4.70 3.80 3.30; Back In The Game (G. Barrieau) 4.00 2.50; Emilys Angel (G. Hennessey) 6.30.

Times: 31.3, 102.1, 132.2, 203.3. Also ran: Fern Hill Delight, Beaus Last Penny, Howmac Margarita. Winning horse owned by David Livingstone, Charles Piper Jr., N.S. Exactor 1-4 $45.60; Triactor 1-4-5 $88.90; Superfecta 1-4-5-6 $134.45.

Race 5 – Shadows Mystery (A. Merner) 3.20 4.00 2.10; Anzula (D. Dowling) 18.40 4.30; Bettim Vicky (S. Shepherd) 2.10.

Times: 29, 58.1, 127.3, 156.3. Also ran: Ultimate Flyingnun, Bignprecious, W C Kenzie Cookie, Vintage Winner. Winning horse owned by Gordon Ford, Yoho, N.B. Exactor 1-3 $8.30; Triactor 1-3-4 $17; Superfecta 1-3-4-5 $26.95.

Race 6 – Tobins Hope (J. Panting) 25.80 9.90 4.20; Windemere Pay Day (D. Dowling) 4.20 2.60; J J Alexa (N. Rogers) 5.00.

Times: 29.4, 101.2, 133.3, 203.3. Also ran: Reels Paradise, Moms Filly, Ambey Regal Rose. Winning horse owned by Ralph Annear and Jack Panting, Montague. Exactor 1-All $81.50; Triactor 1-5-All $115.40; Superfecta 1-5-6-2 $730.85.

Race 7 – Tell Me Why (A. Merner) 38.20 7.80 4.80; Good Luck Kathy (E. Smith) 3.80 2.20; Brodys Leona (C. MacPherson) 2.10.

Times: 29, 100, 130.3, 159.1. Also ran: Private Di, Julep Hanover, Can Art. Winning horse owned by Joseph MacDonald, Breadalbane; and Alexis Gass, Cornwall. Exactor 5-All $46.20; Triactor 5-1 All $201.80.

Race 8 – Howmac Sabrina (D. Dowling) 4.80 4.60 2.10; Im A Miracle (D. Spence) 13.70 3.70; Elm Grove Nellie (G. Barrieau) 2.80.

Times: 29.3, 100.1, 129.4, 159.0. Also ran: Dustylanebukinfuty, West River Donna, Unapologetically. Winning horse owned by Brittany Watts, Windemere Farms, North Wiltshire. Exactor 4-3 $29.70; Triactor 4-3-6 $191.20; Superfecta 4-3-6-1 $144.80.

Race 9 – Smiley Bayama (R. Gass) 5.50 3.60 2.70; Miramonttogo (D. Neill) 6.60 4.30; Sharks Play (K. Murphy) 5.20.

Times: 30.1, 100.4, 130.1, 158.4. Also ran: Four Brass Starz, Rising Fella, Zambuca Gass. Winning horse owned by estate of Shelley Gass, Alexis Gass, Cornwall. Exactor 4-1 $13.40; Triactor 4-1-7 $242.90; Superfecta 4-1-7-2 $216.85.

Race 10 – Magical Mistress (A. Merner) 8.40 4.30 2.20; Foxy Gigolo (M. McGuigan) 2.80 3.50; Woodmere Tango (C. MacDonald) 2.80.

Times: 31.2, 103.3, 134.1, 202.3. Also ran: Woodmere Oleksiak, Skycrew, Miss Dynamite D. Winning horse owned by Barry Martin, Sydney, N.S. Exactor 4-1 $46.60; Triactor 4-1-6 $194.90; Superfecta 4-1-6-5 $67.16; Pick 3 4-All-4 $5.50.

Race 11 – Whosurwinner (A. Merner) 4.50 4.60 3.40; Textually Active (K. Murphy) 5.60 4.50; Myambrose (C. MacPherson) 2.20.

Times: 28.3, 59.3, 129.3, 159. Also ran: All Access, Draft Seelster, Top Of The Morning, Tobins Optimism, Mr Pogge. Winning horse owned by Deanna Clow, New Haven. Exactor 1-2 $10.60; Triactor 1-2-4 $19.70; Superfecta 1-2-4-3 $28.65; Daily Double 4-1 $17.30.

Wager – $22,278.

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