Day At The Track

Final Winter Red Shores card promises great action

05:28 AM 28 Jan 2017 NZDT
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The end of January is known for being cold on Prince Edward Island but on the Saturday afternoon the action promises to be red hot at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

First race post time is 12:30 P.M. for the 13-dash card which will signal the end of the winter meet at the capital oval. Live action is scheduled to return to Charlottetown on April 22

Adkins Hanover leads the way in the race 13 Greenhawk Charlottetown featured event for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Ambyr Campbell and owner Perry Burke of Quebec. The pacer was scheduled to make his Island debut in last week's featured event but a no contest in that race pushed back his first true chance at victory since relocating from Ontario. Adkins Hanover leaves from post 7 in the $2,300 event and will face off with the red hot Forever Paradise from post 6 with "Magic" Mike McGuigan in the bike.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks Adkins Hanover will have his first visit to the Red Shores winner's circle Saturday afternoon.

"We only got an abbreviated look at him last week in that shortened race but for that brief time he looked pretty good," MacIsaac said of Adkins Hanover. "He moves inside a spot today and if he's able to set up shop on the front end again it could be all over."

Other feature entries include Mcjestic (Jason Hughes), Rash B Havior (Marc Campbell), Smiley Bayama (Adam Merner), Pictonian Storm (Gary Chappell) and Dbs Rosco (Kenny Arsenault).

Arsenault leads the way among drivers in this early point of the Charlottetown season with seven wins and is tied for first among trainers with Ron Gass at five victories each. Arsenault top trainee, Frill Seeker, has drawn post 6 in the race 4 Open trot but will hand the reins to American driver Brian Blanchard. The native of Maine is studying at the Atlantic Veterinary College and will handle Frill Seeker in the $1,700 event while Arsenault drives stablemate Howmacs Pride from post 5. Also in the field is Glencove Zani (Ken Murphy), I Aint No Lady (Brian MacPhee), Parkhill Juggernaut (Ambyr Campbell) and Holy Molie Maggie (Corey MacPherson).

Race 11 has a newcomer to Charlottetown with Earlymorninarrival from post 7 for trainer Ralph Sweet of O'Leary and driver Marc Campbell. The 10-year-old son of The Panderosa had been racing at Rideau Carleton Raceway in Ontario for trainer Gerard Demers.

Get Your Fun On Track promotions include the Play 4, Super Pack, Pick 5 and Wild Horses ticket tag. Tag your ticket for a chance to win $50 jackpots on every race with the final race of the season at $100. Second Chance Draws will also give customers an opportunity to win some prizes from Red Shores and other entertainment properties.

For race programs and top picks go to www.redshores.ca

By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

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