Pre-race favourite draws outside post position at Charlottetown Driving Park
Greatheart Hanover is the morning-line favourite in tonight's $1,850 feature race at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Post time is 7 p.m. for the 12-dash card.
The Stephen Quinn- trained Greatheart Hanover has his work cut out for him in Race 11 as he is shouldered with the outside Post 8 in the tough field of pacers.
Jason Hughes will drive the five-year-old gelding for owner Foxyhall Racing Stable of Nova Scotia.
All of his miles are in the 1:55 to 1:57 range while tangling with the top pacers in the Maritimes.
To get the victory, he will have to get past some tough competition.
Sterling Seelster (Mark McKinnon) has Post 3 and is fresh off a 1:57 victory at Summerside Raceway, while trainer Jackie Matheson sends out classy overnight pacers Van Zant (Ron Matheson) and Artners In Crime (Brodie MacPhee) from Post 6 and 7, respectively.
Also in the field are Private Joke (Mike McGuigan), Toad River (Ken Murphy), Doll R General (Gary Chappell) and Panacotta (Mark Bradley).
Race 4 has a field of eight open trotters racing for a purse of $1,800.
Abundaspin is assigned the outer Post 8 for trainer-driver Harold Shepherd and owner Mikaela Lustic of Warren Grove.
The 13-year-old trotter is looking for his fourth win in a row, with his last start a speedy 1:59 victory in Charlottetown.
He will face challenges from Who Took That (McGuigan) from Post 3 and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass) from Post 5.
Other entries include Saulsbrook Balance (Willie Murphy), Honeymoonisover (Brian Andrew), Majian Chester (James Ripley), My Daisy Duke (Corey MacPherson) and Dee Dee Pucker (Hughes).
The backup pace lines up in Race 7 for a purse of $1,550.
Every Day is the favourite from Post 2 for trainer-driver Brian Andrew and owners Bill Andrew of Calgary and Rachel Andrew.
His top competition includes Artist List (Bradley), First Art Down (MacPhee) and Bowyer Hanover (Walter Cheverie).
Racing continues Saturday, at 6 p.m., at the CDP and Sunday, at 1 p.m., in Summerside, featuring the first $3,500 leg of the Island Pacing Championship for aged pacers.