Summer Sunday Still Perfect; Romps in $200,000 Muskoka Stakes

08.30.2017 -

Summer Sunday remained unbeaten in three starts with a sparkling gate to wire performance in Wednesday night's $201,200 OLG/OR Muskoka Stakes on the annual Canadian Millions card.

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Trained by Stuart Simon for owners Anne and William Scott, Summer Sunday arrived at the 6 1/2-furlong sprint for two-year-old fillies with a perfect record from two starts including a last-out score in the Nandi Stakes on August 6.

The Silent Name bay, out of 2007 Champion Two Year Old filly Dancing Allstar, was guided from the inside post by Jesse Campbell and found the front easily through splits of :22.88 and :45.71 as Hell N Wild, Hatch Gate and Clickity Clack tracked her early foot.

Campbell opened up a notch on Summer Sunday at the top of the lane and the filly responded in kind, racing away to a four-length score in 1:17.08.  Loopety Loo and Line of Vision rallied from well back to complete the trifecta.

Summer Sunday was purchased for $95,000 (Canadian) at last year's CTHS September sale, the co-highest selling yearling of the sale. She's already earned nearly $200,000 for her connections. 

"We liked the whole package,” recalled Simon of the purchase. “Bill (owner, Scott) liked her pedigree and I liked her physically. She just seemed to have all the goods about her. Bill was pretty adamant about buying her."

One race earlier on the rich Ontario Millions card, the Milwaukee Brew mare Sweater Weather went over $500,000 for her career with her second straight triumph in the Algoma Stakes.

-edited from, photo by Michael Burns

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