Alcina Sets Sights On Fox Group Island Trot Challenge

Racing action at Red Shores Summerside
Published: September 18, 2023 09:36 pm EDT

The Fox Group Island Trot Challenge continues Tuesday (Sept. 19) evening with a leg at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway. 

The Prince County track has a 13-dash presentation starting at 6 p.m., with the $5,300 Fox Group Island Trot Challenge leg in race eight. 

Alcina is the top choice from post five with Ken Murphy in the seat for trainer Jeff Holmes and owner Hardcore Racing of Belfast, P.E.I. The four-year-old daughter of Muscle Mass was a winner her last start in a leg of the Island Oceans Trot Mares Series scoring in 1:57.3. Incredible Two (Kenny Arsenault) is another top contender from post three along with post two starter Labero (David Dowling). 

The "Backstretch Beat" likes Alcina on top of the six-horse field: “Alcina has been excellent since joining Team Holmes with three wins and two seconds. The Holmes stable has been red hot all season and this mare is getting even better every week so we think she overcomes the biggest test she’s seen on the Eastern Seaboard and gets it all.” 

Harlequin Romance (Taylor Doyle) is favoured in the race one Kirk Bulger Memorial from the James Barlow stable. 

Elory Shiner has won five of his last seven starts from the Holmes barn with Brady Sweet in the seat in the race three Humans Of Harness Racing Pace. 

The City Of Summerside Pace takes to the track in race seven with Southfield Sandy the 5-2 morning line favourite after a pair of runner-up finishes in his last two starts. Dowling trains and drives the son of Western Paradise. 

Parole Violation (Dowling) is the top choice in the race nine Ivan & Isabelle Cameron Memorial. Mike Dowling handles the training duties of the post five entry. 

The Bob MacInnis Memorial is in race 10 and Rock The Baby (Dowling) is the favourite for trainer Earl Watts. 

To view Tuesdays's harness racing entries, click the following link: Tuesday Entries - Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

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