The racing season at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway opens up tonight with Creepin taking on the best of western P.E.I. in the feature.
The 11-dash card has a 6 p.m. first race post time with the $2,500 featured pace lining up in Race 10. Creepin drops out of preferred company into Post 5 in the evening’s top race. David Dowling will again drive the six-year-old son of Mach Three for trainer Brittany Watts and owners Alex Quinn of York, Jim Quinn of Vernon Bridge and Carl Peterson of Hunter River. Creepin has yet to miss the board this month.
Mantario leaves from the outside Post 6 fresh off a second-place finish in the preferred 2 class last time out. Kenny Arsenault will retain the drive for trainer Alex Sobey and owner Walter Simmons of Summerside.
Hes Marvalous is the classifier’s choice for second leaving from Post 4 for driver Myles Heffernan Sr. and trainer Myles Heffernan Jr. Known for his early gate speed, he could help make the opening quarter interesting in a field that includes former front-end champion Big Surf (Adam Merner).
The backstretch beat in Friday’s program lists Creepin as the No. 1 choice to win the top class.
“Creepin hardly ever looks out of place in with the bearcats in the preferred class,” reads the beat. “With this group a notch easier, he should be the one to knock off.”
The field also includes Zack The Men (Dale Spence) and Adventure Luck (Corey MacPherson).
The back-up pace will finish off the program in Race 11 for a $2,100 purse as veteran pacer Eagle Jolt headlines the field from Post 3 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Marie and the late Wilbur MacDonald. The teenage son of Village Jolt has been an iron-tough campaigner with 65 wins in his career. He is now in his second last year of racing eligibility.
Other top entries are Flash In The Pang (Ken Murphy) and Best To Hurst (Dowling).
– Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.
Here are the harness racing entries for today at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. Post time is 6 p.m.
1. Cooking The Speed Bro. MacPhee
2. Scoot Out Of Here Ma. Campbell
3. Charlottes Western D. Dowling
4. Fern Hill Delight K. Arsenault
5. Jays Little Spark D. Spence
6. Bettim Jenny A. Merner
1. Maliciousdelicious M. Heffernan Sr.
2. Elm Grove Onthego D. Wallace
3. Terra Cotta Bob Ma. Campbell
4. Pineapple Express Bro. MacPhee
5. Southfield Sue D. Dowling
6. Rest Assured A. Merner
7. Egamer K. Arsenault
8. Rich By State D. Spence
1. Positive Art C. MacPherson
2. Navy Pilot Hanover N. Rogers
3. Vegas Rich J. Hughes
4. Lil Beau Duke D. Spence
5. Whosurwinner J. Hughes
6. Red Magician A. Merner
7. Dividend Day K. Murphy
1. Avenue Road Katie A. Merner
2. Bugtown Superstar C. Cheverie
3. Khitam Image D. Dowling
4. Southfield Sue T. Doyle
5. Kant Katch Kaiden D. Spence
6. A Fiesty X Ample Bro. MacPhee
7. Shouldabeenaclown K. Murphy
8. Private Dancer C. MacPherson
1. Bowyer Hanover D. Wallace
2. Oh To Be Me G. Chappell
3. Ramset D. Dowling
4. Badlands Giovanna C. MacPherson
5. Cinder Angelina J. Hughes
6. Hurricane EJ D. Sweet
7. Shes A Lover R. Chappell
8. Confident Fella Ma. Campbell
1. Hook Her Boots M. Heffernan Sr.
2. Kats Boy Blue G. Hennessey
3. Roxy Lund J. Hughes
4. Melray Moe N. Rogers
5. Rollem N Throwem Bro. MacPhee
6. Miss Sinfonia D. Spence
7. Passion N Pearls T. Doyle
8. Windemere Albert D. Dowling
1. Mr Pogge D. Sweet
2. Sanchez Blue Chip J. Hughes
3. The Gormanizor Bro. MacPhee
4. Sharks Play D. Dowling
5. Shiftyn Georgie Ma. Campbell
6. Machinthesand K. Murphy
7. Twin B Shadow A. Merner
1. Lorne Valley Barb C. MacPherson
2. Windemere Mcseek D. Dowling
3. Dusty Lane Trysta A. Merner
4. Wenitrainsitpours M. Heffernan Sr.
5. Live And Let Di Ma. Campbell
6. Ubettimagoodone K. Arsenault
7. Josten Hanover J. Hughes
1. Noudidnt Blue Chip D. Dowling
2. Rymar Champ K. Murphy
3. Rising Fella Ma. Campbell
4. Howmac Magic C. MacPherson
5. J K Cowboy D. Spence
6. Phil Dorleans J. Hughes
7. Bobjohnski Bro. MacPhee
8. Toy Cop A. Merner
1. Zack The Men D. Spence
2. Adventure Luck C. MacPherson
3. Big Surf A. Merner
4. Hes Marvalous M. Heffernan Sr.
5. Creepin D. Dowling
6. Mantario K. Arsenault
1. Heart And Soul C. Cheverie
2. Legendary Ron D. SPence
3. Eagle Jolt Ma. Campbell
4. Dangle Ona Dime Bro. MacPhee
5. Painted Desert C. MacPherson
6. Likely To Win A. Merner
7. Flash In The Pang K. Murphy
8. Best To Hurst D. Dowling