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Wide open top pace at Charlottetown Thursday

02:06 AM 31 Oct 2013 NZDT
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A hard hitting field of nine pacers will battle in the race 11 feature Thursday night at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at The Charlottetown Driving Park.

First race on the 12-dash card lines up at 7 pm. This is the final Thursday night card of the season.

Roscoes Child is favoured in the tightly knit $1,850 feature event from post 5 with Brodie MacPhee in the bike for owner Selkirk Stable of Belfast and trainer Raymond White. The seven-year-old son of Collector Rd - Short Cut Maggie was nosed out in his last start by Pinner, who has post 2 in Thursday's event with Walter Cheverie at the controls. Camcun (Kenny Arsenault) is selected for second, while trailing post 9 starter Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) will be looking for redemption after his win streak was cut short last week. Also in the field is Panacotta (Blaine Baglole), Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), Sterling Seelster (Marc Campbell), PC Shockwave (Gary Chappell), and Greatheart Hanover (Jason Hughes).

The evening trot class go postward in race 2 with Majian Dilion the morning line favorite. Jim Ripley trains and drives the trotter from post 5 for owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S. The Nikes Image chestnut drops out of the Open trot and the last time he was out of that class he was a $240.30 winner. Also dropping out of the Open class is post 6 starter Honeymoonisover for trainer-driver and co-owner Brian Andrew of Milton and co-owner Blark Andrew of Montreal. Other top entries include BJ Carmalyta (Arsenault) and Dunmore Alpha (Edward Smallwood).

The evening back-up pace is in race 12 with McMaverick favored for driver Ken Murphy and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley. He will have his hands full dealing with threats from Talk Back (Arsenault), Muzzys Mud Puddle (Mark Bradley) and Cambest Kisser (Hughes).

Live racing continues with a card Saturday at 1pm in Charlottetown, followed by a race card Sunday afternoon with a 1 pm start at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway.

by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

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