Pinner hopes to regain winning ways again

02:12 AM 31 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Pinner has won eight of his last nine starts

Charlottetown, PE - A power-packed field of harness racing pacers will headline the top class Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time for the 13 dash card is slated for 1pm. The action will be carried live at www.redshores.ca.

The race is named in honor of long time Red Shores' employee Irene MacInnis with the memorial cooler being presented by family, friends and co-workers to the winner.

Pinner will attempt to get back in the win column after his amazing winning streak was halted at eight in a row. Marc Campbell is back in the bike for trainer Brian Ladner of Charlottetown. The pacer goes up against last week's feature winner Nobestbfor (Walter Cheverie) and Cambest Kisser (Jason Hughes) who put an end to Pinner's streak. Miracle Matts is a serious threat off the rail for driver Corey MacPherson and PC Shockwave is also a major contender from post 4 for driver Brian MacPhee and owner Scott MacPhail of Montague.

MacPhee also has a live drive on Zip the Lip in the open trot in race 4. The trotter co-owned by trainer Don Sweet and Orville Willis of O'Leary gets top billing from race analyst Les MacIsaac. "Three straight without a win is an eternity for him but a combination of things contributed to that," said MacIsaac. "If Brian is able to get him to the front it could be all over." It won't be easy. The field is full of talent including rail sitter Honeymoonisover, Sandhill Angel, Abundaspin, Buckling Banbury, Caliban Hanover and Wonderous Hanover.

Every Day, owned by Bill and Rachel Andrew, moves up to tackle the back-up class in race 7. The pacer has back to back wins for driver Brian Andrew.

The fans choice awards will also be presented after race 3 on the program.

The final live race program of the season is Friday February 7th with a 6pm post time. The card celebrates the 25th edition of the O'Brien awards coming to Charlottetown on Saturday February 8th at the Delta Prince Edward and PEI Convention Centre.

by Lee Drake for Red Shores

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