Nov. 1, 2020
Barrieau Day In Summerside
SUMMERSIDE, PE – The ‘Maritime Magic Man’ was not messing around Sunday afternoon as he made five trips to the winner’s circle at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.
Gilles Barrieau was on top of his game on the Sunday card as he hit the wire first five times including a 1:54.3 score in the preferred pace with Rose Run Quest from his own stable. The veteran son of If I Can Dream got away last in the $3,050 preferred pace but made a hard move first over heading to the half and was released to the front by stablemate The Rev (Driven by Adam Merner). Owned by Blair Hansen of Charlottetown, Rose Run Quest battled through the final half to win by one-and-a-half lengths over a hard closing Heart And Soul (Jason Hughes) while The Rev was third.
Three of Barrieau’s other wins came In front end scores with A Fiesty X Ample (2:02.2) for trainer James Barlow, Melanies Magic (1:57.1) for trainer Greg MacInnis and and Paris Beau (1:58.1) from the Doug Beckwith barn. Woodmere Chella was another Barrieau winner in the preferred 2 pace as the mare scored in 1:58.2 for conditioner Marvyn Webster off a two-hole ride.
JJ Breanne, with John Davidson in the bike, captured the Isabelle & Ivan Cameron memorial in 1:58 flat.
Corey MacPherson had one win on the day while Merner had two victories to have the pair tied at 31 wins each in the driving standings with one program left to go on the season.