Serging ahead, seven straight for Sam & tough Langley
SERGING AHEAD: Alberta challenger Serge Masse led
the driver and trainer categories in wins last weekend at
Fraser Downs with six in each role. Tim Brown also had six
driving decisions. Meet leader Bill Davis picked up five
driving wins and Jim Burke had three including two on
Sunday, his 35th birthday. Wayne Isbister was next to Masse
for top trainer with four victories.
SEVEN STRAIGHT FOR SAMANTHA: Samantha Square made
it seven wins in a row by narrowly beating Clover Camella
and a field of five others in the fillies and mares open.
Coming from the outside seven post, trainer/driver Rick
White admitted the field got away on him a little bit and
added "that might be the best race she has ever had." Bre X,
a 23-1 shot driven by Andy Arsenault and trained by Wayne
Isbister, won the winners over race in 1:57.2 to end Red
Star Admiral's seven-race winning stint.
TOUGH GROUP FOR LANGLEY PACE: The Langley Pace for
four-year-old horses and geldings for a purse of $34,800 is
set for tonight (Friday). It is a small but select field of
six with the Dave Jungquist-trained entry of Nazko Promise
and Sword inthe Stone carrying the favourite's role. Nazko
Promise, the son of As Promised, won the big Breeders Stakes
in November and has not been worse than second in his last
eight starts. Lo Siento, trained by Mike Glover, was sharp
in his last start and will get plenty of wagering support.
Owner Robert Murphy has an entry of Red Star Executive,
trained by Bill Davis, and Red Star Harley, trained by Rene
Goulet with the field rounded out by Rick White's Meant To
Do That, fresh from two straight wins.Guests from the
Langley Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to help make the
presentation to the winner.
WAY TO GO CATHY: Congratulations to Cathy Bilyk
for being named IGA Market Place Groom of the Week. Cathy
works for the Bill Davis Stable.
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