Charlottetown PE- Old Home Week is here and so are the crowds. Fans packed into Red Shores' Charlottetown for the first card of Old Home Week 2014.
Teddys Place in line to the recent 1,500 win manmanaged to sneak up in the final strides to nail C L Eighty and at the wire. Teddys place got away in the six hole and followed the cover of second place finisher C L Eighty who cleared fraction setter Deuce Man past the three quarters, flipping off his back at the head of the stretch to win by half-a-length in 1:58.3. Deuce Man laid down fractions of :28.2, :59 and 1:29.2. Talk Back rounded out the top three making it an Arsenault trainee one, two, three finish. Thane Arsenault owns Teddys place and also trains along with Talk Back, while Kenny trains C L Eighty.
picked up a driving and training double on the card extending his lead in both categories at Red Shores Charlottetown. He kicked off the first race of Old Home Week with Rocks Confession in 2:03.1 and followed it up with Blue Star Outlaw in 2:00.
The Alpine $3, 000 claiming series highlighted the Thursday night card. Lexis Mandy laid parked every step for driver trainer and co-owner Neil Bambrick and Shawn Baglole, winning by a head in 2:00.3. Hello America and Mike Downey picked up the second division of the fillies and mares in 1:58.3 for owner Ellen Stevenson. The third division winner Machintosh was the only mare claimed on the opening night of the two leg series. She was on top at every call, taking a new lifetime mark of 1:58, for owner - trainerand driver Steven Shepherd.
Veteran pacer Cam Cool found himself back in the winer circle in the first division of horses and gelding, Jamie Copley trains for Ann Copley and Evan Gillis of Inverness.handling the driving in 1:57. The second division went to another claimed horse, Ebandtheboys in line to Kenny Murphy rolled right down the highway winning in 1:57.3 for owner Clarkie Smith.
Racing returns to Red Shores' Charlottetown tomorrow night at 7 p.m.
By Bo Ford