SUMMERSIDE, PE – He decimated his rivals in last week’s feature event at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway but the outside post will complicate things for Rash B Havior on Sunday.
The 12-dash Sunday afternoon kicks off at 1 P.M. with the Garth Schurman Memorial headlining the card in race 11 for a $2,100 purse. The afternoon top pace has Rash B Havior fresh off a 1:56.1 victory off the rail last Monday during Labour Day action in Summerside. The son of Lis Mara is again teaming up with leading driver Marc Campbell for owner and trainer Michael Peters of Emyvale from post 6 in the field of as many. Old Buck has been sharp all season and gets Walter Cheverie this week from post 1 while Narragansett can never be counted out and has post 5 this week for trainer-driver Jason Hughes.
Race analyst Bo Ford sees post position not playing a negative factor in Rash B Havior’s chances.
“He toyed with his rivals last week,” Ford said of Rash B Havior. “With three wins over his last five starts this horse is red hot, keeping Campbell only adds to his upside.”
Other entries include Capitalism (Adam Merner), Keep Coming (Gary Chappell) and D Bs Rosco (Kenny Arsenault).
Culpepper is in race 9 with the outside post in the 7 horse field as he looks to defend his unbeaten record on the East Coast. The grey son of Camluck was a 1:57.2 winner in his debut on red soil for driver Jason Hughes, co-owner and trainer Kristina McCourt and co-owner Braedon McKenna of Kensington. The seven-year-old pacers main challenge will come from post 5 starter Mando Fun, who was a top performer in the Summerside top class at the start of the season.
Race 6 is the Peter Coughlin Memorial with Windemere Johnny favored in the $1,000 event with Chappell driving for trainer Phil Sizer.
By Nicholas Oakes