Old Home Week 2014 is starting to come down to the wire, but not until four more harness racing cards become complete.
Friday afternoon Red Shores' Charlottetown will play host to four Grassroots divisions of the Lady Slipper for three-year-old fillies. The 12-dash card gets underway at 1 p.m.
Racing for a purse of $5,000 the first division lines up in Race 5. Gracious Minnie has drawn the outside post 7 for owners Paul Murphy and Lenny Myers. Thefilly has the best time in her last start finishing fourth and pacing her mile in 1:58. She has faced the Atlantic Sire Stakes 'A's in her last two starts, Myers does the training and driving.
Charlottes Style is the richest starter in the Race 5 first division, falling just shy of the $ 10,000 cutoff for the Grassroots division. She is owned by the Turn For Home Stable. The daughter of Coasttocoast Yankee comes in showing her first clean line in over a month, she paced in 1:58.4 for trainer - driver. She will leave from Post 2. R Es Confusion, Acton Royal Force, Union Dues, Mademoiselle Neeld and Rhondas Example round out the field.
In Race 7, Willow Warrior will look to return to her winning ways after seeing her three race win streak snapped last week. The Brendan Curran trainee missed her first top two finish this season last time out.will handle the driving duties on the daughter of for owner Alby Curran. She is listed as the morning line favourite.
Right next door is Woodmere Trulyblue, coming in off of an impressive qualifier in 1:59.2 she will pick up the driving services of. The filly is owned by Susanne Mac Keigan and Gary Arsenault, does the training. Coconut Ladida, Tobins Beauty, Howmac Missy, Waterhook and Sendmeasign are the other five entries.
Landed Alien has been enrolled as the morning line favourite in the third Grassroots division. Thetrainee was a winner two back in 2:01.2, but was interfered with in her last race. Arsenault will be back aboard the Aahm Canadian Now filly for owner Darlene Compton. She leaves from post 5.
picks up the catch-driving call on Rosa Santanna from Post 3 for the Spud Island Stable and trainer Jamie Smith, the filly has $6, 372 to her back roll from 19 lifetime starts. Regular pilot will drive his own trainee Eastern Eden from Post 1 for owner Perry Burke. Golden Claw, Southside Success, Larsheis and R Es Kate are the other starts.
Tarahumara headlines the final division from the outside Post 7. The daughter ofwas second in her Atlantic Sire Stakes 'B' division last Saturday for owner - trainer - driver Donnie Mac Neill. The two-entry Mirages Magic has placed in the top three five times this season from seven tries. Irwin Cleaner is the owner-trainer and breeder on the daughter of , will drive. The competition compiles of Caspiana, Sea Queen, Bendable Fashion, Shady Kowalski and Pownal Bay Tia.
In the afternoon finale, Motor Shark will look to extend his win streak to three for owners Arthur Jay and Tommy Collings, the three-year-old son ofwas a winner two back in a lifetime best 1:56.3 by ten lengths, he followed that up with a 1:57 score, both for trainer - driver . He has drawn Post 5.