Sophomores Storm Summerside For P.E.I. Colt Stakes

By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

SUMMERSIDE, PE – Sophomore stakes action returned to Red Shores on Sunday afternoon with the P.E.I. Colt Stakes at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

The afternoon featured 14-dashes of the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts and fillies.

Chip Of Evil started her three-year-old campaign on a winning note, stopping the clock in 1:57.2 in her $18,400 P.E.I. Colt Stakes Gold division with Corey MacPherson in tow for trainer Eddy Doucette and owner Inarush Stable of Kensington. Fern Hill Indigo (Driven by Brodie MacPhee) was a close second ahead of Rollwithitdarling (Marc Campbell).

High Roller won the other $18,400 Gold split in 1:56.2 over Dusty Lane Dixie (Gilles Barrieau) and Sensational Gal (Corey MacPherson). Adam Merner drove the winning filly for trainer Melissa Rennie and owners Marsha Knox and Cory Livingston.

The $9,200 P.E.I. Colt Stakes Grassroots divisions for three-year-old pacing fillies saw victories by Promise Me Later (David Dowling) in 1:59.4, Redland Peaches (Mike McGuigan) in 1:57.2, Tobins Hottie (Todd Trites) in 1:59.1, Thinkingofeddie (Brady Sweet) in 1:59.1 and Woodmere Luna (Ken Murphy) in 2:00.1.

In Gold action for three-year-old pacing colts, Jackies Boy won a $18,200 division in 1:56.3 over Good Omen (Paul Langille) and Little Leroy (MacPherson). Myles Heffernan Sr., was at the lines of Jackies Boy for owner-trainer Myles Heffernan Jr.

The other $18,200 sophomore colt Gold division of the P.E.I. Colt Stakes saw Merigo Magic (Merner) dominate the entire mile to win in 1:56.3 for trainer Rennie and owners Mike May, Herman Mcquaid, Derrick Cameron and Ian Walker. Pauls Crown (Campbell) got the deuce with Check Your Chip (Heffernan Sr.) completing the triactor.

The $9,100 P.E.I. Colt Stakes Grassroots divisions were won by Mappo Oriley (Clare MacDonald) in 1:57, Reassurance (Dowling) in 1:58, Kiss My Bet (Campbell) in 1:59.4, Jack Boswall (Campbell) in 1:57.3, and Saulsbrook Litten (MacPhee) in 2:02.

Live racing continues May 30 at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown.

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