There was no stopping Gettin Messi’s trip to the winner’s circle in Atlantic Sires Stakes’ action at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Tuesday evening.
Leaving from Post 4 in his $6,180 Atlantic Sires Stakes’ three-year-old trot contest, Gettin Messi settled into third place, but then driver Mike McGuigan launched the champion trotter first-over to secure the lead past the half-mile marker during the Governor’s Plate Week harness racing card.
Trained by Len McGuigan for owner Jamie Whalen of Avondale, Gettin Messi stopped the clock in 2:00 over a closing Thelastonestanding (driven by Brian MacPhee). Third went to Dreamboat Annie (Gilles Barrieau).
Ya Boy Bear won the second three-year-old Atlantic Sires Stakes’ event in 2:00 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owner Michael Bailey of Morell. Richnsnotherndream (Kenny Arsenault) was second while race favourite Mile Hill Willie (Barrieau) recovered from an early break in stride to finish third.
Little Miss Winnie won the final three-year-old split, but the Arsenault-driven trotter was placed back to seventh for being inside three consecutive pylons in the first quarter of the race. That placing put second-place finisher Ableway (Steven Shepherd) into the winner’s circle while Hard Case (Mark Bradley) was placed second and Dusty Lane Titan (Campbell) was awarded third.
Ableway is owned and trained by Carl Bagnall of Stratford.
Mabou Ridge captured the lone Atlantic Sires Stakes’ two-year-old trot division with a 2:06.1 maiden-breaking score for the lion’s share of the $15,720 pot. Clare MacDonald trains and drives the son of Armbro Barrister for owner Arnold Rankin of Antigonish, N.S.
Westview Star (Campbell) rode the pocket to finish second while Go With Her (Kuri White) used first-over tactics to complete the triactor ticket.
The total wager was $25,422.
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Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.