Day At The Track

Post position could tell tale at Red Shores

06:02 AM 11 Oct 2018 NZDT
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Drivingthedragon right before she left New Zealand for the USA

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - An evenly rated trip led to the winner's circle in Drivingthedragon N's latest outing and she will look for a replication in the Thursday evening feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The 12-dash program starts off at 6:30 P.M. with the top class of the evening featuring seven female pacers vying for a $1,700 purse. Drivingthedragon N has the outside post to contend with for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owner Donald MacRae of Vernon Bridge, P.E.I.

The nine-year-old daughter of Sutter Hanover was a 1:57.3 victor last week against similar company but will again have to contend with speedy four-year-old Woodmere Finesse (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) from post 5.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac is taking another direction and will look to post 6 starter Julep Hanover and trainer-driver Wade Myers to prevail.

"Julep Hanover can kick home with the best of them so she'll need some early pace to make that late rally work," MacIsaac said. "With the way the field is set up there's a good possibility of that so we'll give her top billing."

Also in the Thursday night feature field is Diduseethat (Marc Campbell), One Hot Camshaft (Ken Murphy), Swingirl (Corey MacPherson) and Cougar Gal (Mike McGuigan).

The top trot of the evening lines up in race 6 for a $1,800 purse. Majian Tango is the morning line choice from post 3 for trainer-driver Jim Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S. Other top contenders include Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd) and Dusty Lane Jacob (MacPherson).

The program will also feature a pair of classes for two-year-old pacers in races 3 and 5 for non-winners of $3,000 lifetime. Race 3 contains a field of five two-year-old pacing fillies that are eligible to the Lady Slipper stake vying for a $2,500 purse with Elm Grove Nanci (Murphy) favoured off the rail.

Race 5 has a field of five two-year-old Joe O'Brien Memorial eligible pacing colts going for a $2,500 purse. Oceanview Helios (Walter Cheverie) is the top selection in that event.

For race programs, live video and more go to www.Redshores.ca.

By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

 


 

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