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Trotting stars to duke it out tonight in Charlottetown

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

A Maritime champion faces off with a grizzled veteran in tonight’s top trot at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The 11-dash card begins at 6 p.m. with the $2,500 featured trot lining up in Race 7.

The fastest Maritime-bred trotter ever on the East Coast, Daisy River, will leave from Post 2 in the class with Walter Cheverie back in the bike for owner-trainer William Lanigan of Montague. The five-year-old daughter of Nikes Image set the record two starts back, winning in 1:58.1, then followed it up with a third-place dead-heat finish against the boys the next week.

Star Photo has Post 5 in the field for trainer-driver Jason Hughes after putting together a string of top-three finishes the last three weeks but has been unable to knock off ‘trotting king’ Freddie, who is not entered to race this week. Glider Man gets the respect of morning-line favourite from Post 4 for driver Kenny Arsenault and conditioner Jennifer Doyle after a front-end mission in his latest outing to finish second in 1:58.3.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Star Photo for the win column in light of Freddie’s absence.

“Star Photo has gone three starts this year without a win, which is an eternity for one as photogenic as he is,” MacIsaac said. “We’ll look for him to dispose of that goose egg tonight.”

Hop Up (Corey MacPherson) and Missionoftheheart (David Dowling) round out the field.

The top pace of the evening lines up behind the gate in Race 10 for a $2,200 pot with Southwind Ion dropping out of the open fillies and mares class to earn the title of morning-line favourite.

Driven by Hughes for trainer Doyle, the six-year-old daughter of Sportswriter is owned by Danny Birt of Earnescliffe in partnership with Doyle. Much Adoo has garnered minor shares in all four of her East Coast starts, all at the open level, and drops down a notch tonight for driver Brodie MacPhee and trainer Ron Matheson. Sophist leaves from Post 4 in the class as rookie driver Taylor Doyle will look for his first lifetime win in Charlottetown.

– Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.


Harness racing entries for tonight at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6 p.m.
Race 1
1. J K Credit                  V. Poulton
2. Miss Sinfonia             D. Spence
3. Sun On The Beach    J. Hughes
4. Atomic Smile              K. Arsenault
5. J J Kinley                    V. Doyle
6. Ill Tell Me Ma               K. Murphy
7. Moonshiners Credit    T. Doyle
Race 2
1. Oceanview Ruby          H. Shepherd
2. Whim Road Gem          J. Panting
3. Ableway                        S. Shepherd
4. Meadowbranch Vicki    Ma. Campbell
5. Osprey Delta                P. Larrabee
6. Little Miss Winnie         K. Arsenault
Race 3
1. Evening Maelstrom     K. Murphy
2. Selfie                           K. Arsenault
3. Dreas Good Powow    C. MacPherson
4. Traces Of Purple         M. Heffernan Sr.
5. Bettim Jenny               A. Merner
6. Good Luck Kathy        A. Smith
7. Scoot Out Of Here      Ma. Campbell
8. HP Rubis Joyce          B. Baglole
Race 4
1. J J Gracie                  C. MacPherson
2. Streakamystic            D. Dowling
3. Live And Let Di          Ma. Campbell
4. Naxos                         K. Arsenault
5. Rollwithitannie            C. Cheverie
6. Howmacrivercruiser    K. Murphy
7. Still Owing                   M. McGuigan
8. Thebossisagirl            Bro. MacPhee
Race 5
1. Windmeredontuworry    N. Rogers
2. Professor Gordon          A. Merner
3. Sailor Blue                     K. Murphy
4. Diamond Mine               C. MacPherson
5. Suicide Shift                  S. Shepherd
6. Supreme Monarch        M. McGuigan
Race 6
1. Nomatterwhen                 K. Arsenault
2. Cougar Gal                      M. Bradley
3. Elm Grove Nanci             M. Heffernan Sr.
4. Bad Silver                        M. McGuigan
5. Dapple Apple                   Bro. MacPhee
6. Jens Credit                      R. Perrot
7. Windmerenoharmdone    Ma. Campbell
8. Sandhill Star                    K. Murphy
Race 7
1. Hop Up                    C. MacPherson
2. Daisy River              C. Cheverie
3. Missionoftheheart    D. Dowling
4. Glider Man               K. Arsenault
5. Star Photo                J. Hughes
Race 8
1. Ezra Express                A. Merner
2. Fusspot                         Ma. Campbell
3. Watch Me Dance           J. Hughes
4. Dustylane Zambucca    C. MacPherson
5. Lorne Valley Barb          M. Heffernan Sr.
6. Cooking With Speed     Bro. MacPhee
7. Better Be In Love          M. Bradley
8. Fern Hill Dynamic         K. Arsenault
Race 9
1. Dancers Pass          D. Dowling
2. Outrageous Spirit    G. Hennessey
3. Dueling Banjos        Ma. Campbell
4. Dorabella                M. McGuigan
5. Southern Heart       Bro. MacPhee
6. Bayside Alexis        K. Murphy
7. Imagine Speed       D. Spence
8. Rocknrolls Image   J. Hughes
Race 10
1. Clare Hall Hanover    M. McGuigan
2. Miss Sangria              A. Merner
3. Julep Hanover           W. Myers
4. Sophist                      T. Doyle
5. Tell Me Why              C. MacPherson
6. Much Adoo               Bro. MacPhee
7. Southwind Ion          J. Hughes
8. Killean Finale           K. Murphy
Race 11
1. Medici Hanover         D. Dowling
2. The Time To Win       Bro. MacPhee
3. Paythelinebluechip    Ma. Campbell
4. Hurricane Hill            C. MacPherson
5. Private Di                  K. Arsenault
6. Mist Memory N         J. Hughes
7. Elm Grove Misty      D.B. Kelly
8. Howmac Blaze        A. Merner

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