Colts shine on Charlottetown harness racing card

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The Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing colts was on display Wednesday evening at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park as part of Old Home Week racing.

JJ Romeo won his $9,900 A Division in 1:59.2 for trainer-driver Mike Stevenson and owner Daniel Ross of Belfast.

Proven Desire (Marc Campbell) did the early roadwork with front-end fractions of 29, 58.4 and 1:29.2 before being fading at the wire to finish third with second going to BNGs Express (Dan Romo).

Camco Titan recorded an identical 1:59.2 mile in his division for driver Kenny Arsenault, trainer Earl Watts and owners Windemere Farms of Hampshire, Harris Johnston of Charlottetown, John Howatt of North Wiltshire and Roger S. Burns of North Rustico.

George (Clare MacDonald) was second with Gotta Move (Bernard McCallum) third.

Goodmorningmister captured the final division in 2:01.1 for driver Gary Chappell and owner-trainer Frank Banks of Summerside.

Hog Aufray (Arsenault) laid down the fractions of 29.1, 1:00.2 and 1:30.3 to finish third with All Hail (Walter Cheverie) second.

The $2,500 B Divisions were won by Everclear (Corey MacPherson) in 2:02.4, Dixieland Band (Campbell) in 2:01.4, and I Am Able (Campbell) in 2:00.4.

Atlantic Canada’s representatives in the Aug. 26 National Driving Championship were hot on the Wednesday evening card as Ryan Ellis recorded four wins while Marc Campbell steered three winners.

Thursday

An 11-dash card is on tap this afternoon at the CDP with two divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old filly pacers highlighting the card with a 1 p.m. post time.

The first $13,900 A Division has three of the top two-year-old fillies going at it in Race 9.

Divisional leader Dusty Lane Bria has drawn post 8 in the contest for driver Kenny Arsenault, owner-trainer Ken Wilkie of Stratford and co-owner Larry Chappell of Marshfield.

The Ameripan Gigolo has been undefeated in three lifetime starts but will face her biggest test to date facing off with top fillies Jann Down (Gilles Barrieau) from Post 2 and Three Pink Bows (Clare MacDonald) from Post 3.

The second split in Race 11 will see Woodmere Dancenart favored for trainer-driver Clare MacDonald and Nova Scotia owners Phonsie MacEachern and Morah Kerr.

The Articulator filly will face challenges from fillies such as Woodmere Articblue (Marc Campbell) and Elm Grove Joanette (Arsenault).

Three $2,500 B Division will line up in races 3, 5 and 7.

A card of 12 dashes is on tap tonight at 7 p.m. with the Joe and Wal Hennessey Memorial Pace lining up in Race 11 for a purse of $2,300.

Narragansett is the race favorite for trainer-driver Jason Hughes and owner Foxyhall Racing of Wallace, N.S.

He will face off with Camstock Lode (Ryan Ellis), Oakmont (Campbell), Bonnys Mac (Katie Miller), Carrera Angel (Rocky Schurman) and SA Summers Luck (Gary Chappell).

 

 

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Charlottetown Driving Park, Belfast Summerside Atlantic Canada Nova Scotia

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