Sintra was sent off as the 1-9 favourite in the $47,000 Summertime Series Final, and he didn’t disappoint his army of pari-mutuel backers. Jody Jamieson got away third win the Dave Menary pupil while Major Hill shot to the front and sliced out the opening quarter in :27. Sintra sprinted off the rail in the backstretch and took over the lead at the mid-way point in :55.2. He sped to the three-quarter pole in 1:23 before roaring home in :27 to win by four lengths over Major Hill in 1:50. Blayde Hanover was a distant third.
Brad Gray, Michael Guerriero and Menary Racing Inc share ownership on the three-year-old son of Mach Three-Dancin Barefoot. After going 0-for-3 as a rookie, Sintra has responded with a 7-1-0 record from eight starts this season. He’s stashed away more than $145,000 in his career.