Open mares race honours Joe Fogarty
Last Saturday was Corey MacPherson day in Charlottetown and All Turain is favoured to help the young reinsman cash in again today.
First race post time is 12:30 p.m. for the 16-dash card with the All Turain competing from Post 6 in the Race 15 feature for a $2,400 pot.
The red-hot MacPherson, who had six winners on last Saturday's program, is driving the morning-line choice in six races on the afternoon. He will be in the bike with All Turain for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Lee Hicken of Charlottetown.
Forever Paradise looms as a major danger from Post 5 in the compact field with Marc Campbell in the bike.
Race analyst Les MacIsaac All Turain's chances to be a integral part of MacPherson's afternoon.
"He'll be the favourite and rightly so since he's beaten (this class) four times in the past month," MacIsaac said. "No. five looks like a good possibility despite another outside post."
Other entries include Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass), Painted Desert (Mark Bradley), Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) and First Art Down (Ken Murphy).
The backup pace lines up in Race 6 with Likely To Win picked to do just that for MacPherson, trainer Adam Merner and owners Blenise Young and Lester Campbell of Nova Scotia and Jeffrey Campbell of Alberta.
Bazillion looks to be a player in the event with Brian MacPhee in the bike from Post 4 for trainer Hicken and owner Kent Livingston of Cornwall. Also in the tight knit field of five is Waterside Light (Kenny Arsenault), Lucky Encounter (Walter Cheverie) and Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton).
The open mares pace lines up in Race 9 named as the Joe Fogarty memorial for a $2,350 purse.
General Luckypercy is the morning-line choice from Post 3 with Ron Matheson in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Jodi Lynn Matheson of Charlottetown.
The winner of this event last week, Sendmeasign, has Post 5 with Arsenault in the bike while Sam leaves from Post 6 for trainer-driver Hughes. CL La Rouse (Poulton), Outrageous Spirit (Gordie Hennessey) and Whitesand Artist (Gary Chappell) round out the field.
The afternoon trot class lines up in Race 3 for a $1,750 purse with Neal the morning-line pick for trainer-driver Brian Andrew, who co-owns with William Andrew of Calgary.
The seven-year-old Credit Winner stallion will have to contend with Post 7 in the field of as many with his main competition coming in the form of Post 5 starter I Aint No Lady (Arsenault) and Post 6's Diamond Mine (MacPherson).
Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.