SUMMERSIDE, PE – Machinthesand, owned by Noonan Holdings Ltd, Summerside, wired the field to win the Labour Day pace at Red Shores Summerside Monday afternoon.
Driven by Ken Murphy, Machinthesand cut fractions of 29.1, 58.1, 1:27.4 before sprinting home in 28.3 to stop the timer in 1:56.2. Barry Folland trains the pacer who notched his fifth win of the season. Red Magician (Adam Merner) finished two lengths back for second while Cartoon Daddy (Dale Spence) was third. The 2-5-1 triactor paid $32.00.
Rockin Indy also scored in gate to fire fashion in the afternoon back-up class at the Prince County Oval.
Corey MacPherson engineered the winning trip leaving from post 3 with Rockin Indy to see fractions of 27.4, 57.2 and 1:27 before scoring a three-quarter-length victory in 1:56.3. Slide Guitar (Driven by David Dowling) was second in the $2,000 class with Pictonian Storm (Austin Sorrie) completing the $114.30 triactor. Rockin Indy is owned and trained by Troy Murray of Clyde River, P.E.I.
Dowling had three wins on the Summerside program to put himself in a tie for third place amongst drivers in Prince County. The Warren Grove driver won with Rojans White Jet from his own stable in 2:00.4, Howmac Blaze in 2:01 for trainer Earl Watts of Hampshire and Twice As Bright in 1:58.4 for trainer Elton Millar of Tyne Valley.
By Nicholas Oakes