The Atlantic Sires Stakes trotters will hit the track this afternoon at the Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park as part of Old Home Week racing.
Post time is 1 p.m. for the 12-dash card.
The first two-year-old Atlantic Sires Stakes/Meridian Farms trot division lines up in Race 2 for a $6,140 purse with Dusty Lane Jewel favoured in the compact five-horse-field. Marc Campbell will drive for owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S., and will fight off challenges from Skyanne (Paul Lanigan) and Buddy The Elf (Henry Smallwood).
The two-year-old trotters go to battle again in Race 4 with Tyne Valley favored from Post 5 for driver Mike Stevenson and trainer Bill Roloson, who co-owns with Scott Roloson and Kristi Pickering. The Northern Bailey filly will race with JK Blaze (Walter Cheverie) and Windemere Ty (Jack Panting).
The final two-year-old division lines up in Race 6 with divisional leader Paymenowpaymelater the heavy favorite for driver Clare MacDonald, trainer Earl Watts and owner Wade Peconi of Stanchel. Paymenowpaymelater is normally driven by Kenny Arsenault but his own trainee, Balanced Bailey, is in the same race. Top entries include Bayriver (Paul Lanigan) and Wait For Me (Mark McKinnon).
The first $6,060 Atlantic Sires Stakes/Meridian Farms three-year-old trot division gets underway in Race 5 with divisional leader BJ Comanche leaving from Post 3 for driver Clare MacDonald and owner-trainer Bert Honkoop of Montague. The race also includes Southfield Shadow (Terry Gallant) and Villager (Gary Chappell).
The second split lines up in Race 7 and Dusty Lane Galaxy is the morning-line choice from Post 6 with trainer-driver Gary Chappell for owners Peter Buchanan and the Estate of George Boswall. Top contenders include Phantom Beau (Arsenault) and JK Hustler (Cheverie).
The final division is in Race 9 with Saulsbrook Pippa from post 4 with Corey MacPherson in the bike for owner-trainer John Pineau of Hunter River and Myron Ford of Harrington. She will have to fight off challenges from Dunmore Chance (Panting) and Seanchai (Paul MacKenzie).
The 12-dash evening card gets underway at 7 p.m. with the Alpine $3,000 claiming series headlining in races 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11.
The card also features a $2,000 conditioned pace with Imbadimnationwide looking to extend his two-race win streak from Post 8 for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Redmond Doucet and owner Randy Copley of Inverness