Charlottetown, PE - The second annual Red Cup Classic, presented by the new Lotto 6/49, returns to Red Shores Racetrack & Casino in Charlottetown Saturday at 6pm while all the action shifts to Red Shores Summerside Sunday. Post time is 1pm. The Bell-Aliant Race Day broadcast will have all the coverage of the events at www.redshores.ca
Lyrical Lindy, owned by Bill Andrew, Calgary, Alberta, is the morning line favorite at 5-2 in the evening's trot class. will be in the driver's seat for trainer .
The Mr. Trot Challenge standings have been posted with still leading the way at 114 points. is second with 109, is third with 100 while Willie Murphy is fourth with 96. The challenge, presented by Johnston's Salads and Keybrand Foods Inc, awards points on a 10-7-5 basis for a 1-2-3 finish with trotters at Charlottetown.
Atlantic Aged Mares Final and O'Brien Stakes Sunday at Summerside
Summerside, PE - The Red Cup Classic, presented by the new Lotto 6/49, is getting some high profile help Sunday at Red Shores Summerside. Post time for the afternoon program is 1pm with the $14, 520 Atlantic Aged Mares Final slated for race 11.
Trainer Stephen Quinn has three entered in the big race which includes Stayoutofmyaffair off the rail for catch-driver (3-1), Lucky Boot Cam, a 10-1 shot for and Bunny Mach with driving being listed as 6-1 on the morning line.
They will be trying to knock off favorite Dirt Track Momma from the Jonah Moase stable. This mare has been nothing but dominant this season with 16 wins from 32 starts and $39,525 in her bank account going into the event. gets the driving assignment from post 4. The power-packed roster also includes JK Special, General Luckypercy, Doober Hoozzitz and Skylark Hanover.
The program also has the Joe O'Brien memorial stakes with two divisions of grassroots going for $6,600 each and two gold splits at $10,000 apiece.
So Much to Say, owned by Colleen Dickie and trained by , and Windemere Ron ( ) are leading candidates in the grassroots while Forever Paradise, from the red hot Kevin MacLean stable, and Scarlet Chaser with picking up the catch-drive are favorites in their respective gold divisions.
The Bell-Aliant Race Day show will be on location for the big day of racing packed with live entertainment, promotions, trackside presentations and prize draws.
For race programs, top picks from Jared Stretch and live video go to www.redshores.ca
Lee A. Drake