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Give Em Heck ready to do just that tonight at CDP

Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jason Malloy/The Guardian
Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jason Malloy/The Guardian

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – A field of seven hot horses will collide in tonight’s top class at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

First race post time is 6:30 p.m. for the 12-dash program with the $2,200 top pacing class lining up in Race 11.

Give Em Heck has rail control while riding a three-race win streak into the event for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Colin Sheppard of Spaniards Bay, N.L. The seven-year-old son of Perfect Union has been impeccable since teaming up with Barrieau this season as the pacer remains undefeated while the New Brunswick teamster is at the lines.

Nogreatmischief draws Post 6, but has strung together four straight top-two finishes leading into tonight’s race for trainer-driver Walter Cheverie.

Narragansett also has yet to miss the top two in 2018 with Jason Hughes at the lines for Ashley Gamester of Hunter River, while Post 2 starter Dilans Mustang is fresh off a victory in 1:57.4 for driver Ken Murphy.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac uses post position as a deciding factor in his selection.

“Give Em Heck is steadily climbing the class ladder, but he’s yet to taste defeat since teaming up with Gilles and lady luck seems to be on his side draw day,” MacIsaac said. “With what appears to be another easy path to the front he's hard to go against.”

Other entries include Stars Above (Steven Shepherd), Dial The Bossman (Mark Bradley) and Likely To Win (Adam Merner).

The open trot lines up in Race 5 with $1,950 on the line.

Race 7 has a newcomer to Charlottetown in the $1,650 event as Swingin Swan leaves from Post 5 for driver Myles Heffernan, co-owner and trainer Rachel Andrew of Milton and Denise Andrew of Calgary. The four-year-old boasts 12 lifetime wins from 42 starts, but remains empty in the win column this season.

– Complied by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores


CDP Entries

Harness racing entries for Thursday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6:30 p.m.

Race 1

1. Putnams Spitfire    K. Murphy

2. Lyndale Coco        J. Hughes

3. Dustylanejazz       C. MacPherson

4. Mama Tried          G. Neill

5. Saulsbrook Bailey   J. MacKenzie

6. House Of Style    G. Barrieau

Race 2

1. Sailor Blue            A. Merner

2. Majian Cash        J. Ripley

3. Parkdale             D. MacGregor

4. Dora                   Bri. MacPhee

5. Hello Chipper    B. Andrew

6. I Aint No Lady    J. Hughes

Race 3

1. W C Nellie J               J. Hughes

2. Kinross Kate              G. Barrieau

3. Elm Grove Mistress    A. Smith

4. Evening Maelstrom    K. Murphy

5. Gigolos Rose             M. Bradley

6. Lornevalleytrinity       M. Heffernan Sr.

Race 4

1. Shock The Rock    B. Webster

2. J J Antonio             R. Neill

3. Hopedale Paris      Jy. Pineau

4. E Ls Colton            M. Heffernan Sr.

5. Laugh Amile          M. McGuigan

6. Little Navajo          K. Murphy

7. Eyes Of Glory       H. Shepherd

8. Sanchez Blue Chip  R. DesRoche

Race 5

1. Hop Up                    C. MacPherson

2. Frill Seeker               K. Arsenault

3. Holy Molie Maggie    C. Cheverie

4. Wedgewood              G. Chappell

5. Freddie                    Ma. Campbell

Race 6

1. Silverhill Misty        J. Hughes

2. Elm Grove Misty    A. Smith

3. Private Di              K. Arsenault

4. Bad Silver             T. Walsh

5. Izzies Angel          G. Barrieau

6. Keepcalmndanceon    Ma. Campbell

Race 7

1. Majian Chester       J. Ripley

2. Rosberg                 J. Hughes

3. Diamond Mine       C. MacPherson

4. Suicide Shift          S. Shepherd

5. Swingin Swan        M. Heffernan Sr.

6. Professor Gordon  A. Merner

Race 8

1. Vintage Winner    C. MacPherson

2. Royal Native        S. Ford

3. Rojans White Jet    Ma. Campbell

4. Sir Native            J. Hughes

5. Pictonian Sareta  A. Sorrie

6. R Es Kate            R. Neill

7. Selfie                    M. Bradley

8. Regal Party Girl    K. Wilkie

Race 9

1. Tell Me Why            C. MacPherson

2. Jinglewriter            A. Merner

3. Ideal Space            C. Cheverie

4. Outrageous Spirit    G. Hennessey

5. Good Luck Kathy    A. Smith

6. Julep Hanover        W. Myers

Race 10

1. Fleurje           J. Hughes

2. Cougar Gal    G. Barrieau

3. What A Babe  T. Walsh

4. C L La Rousse A. Merner

5. Oceanview Beemer    A. Smith

6. Swingirl          C. MacPherson

7. Bet Er All        M. McGuigan

8. Diduseethat    Ma. Campbell

Race 11

1. Give Em Heck    G. Barrieau

2. Dilans Mustang   K. Murphy

3. Stars Above        S. Shepherd

4. Dial The Bossman M. Bradley

5. Narragansett       J. Hughes

6. Nogreatmischief  C. Cheverie

7. Likely To Win      A. Merner

Race 12

1. Bettim Vicky                 J. Lilley

2. Caught Me Speeding   K. Arsenault

3. Scoot Out Of Here       A. Merner

4. Anzula                         K. Wilkie

5. Nikes Cowgirl             Ma. Campbell

6. Hurricane Hill            C. MacPherson

7. Bignprecious             J. Hughes

8. Hp Rubis Joyce        G. Barrieau

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