Charlottetown, PE - The field is set for the Saturday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm.
Astor, owned by Foxyhall Racing stable of Summerside, has been installed as the morning line favorite in the power-packed line-up for driver. The son of was second in the Ladner series charted in 1:55.1 and will have to manage a post 7 start. Machinthesand will start from post 6 for . The gelding, trained by for Noonan Holdings - Russell and Karen Noonan, Middleton, makes his 7th start of the campaign and is in top form right now. He's also known for his dangerous finishing kick roaring home in 28.3 seconds in his last outing.
There could be several surprises in this race with a field so deep with talent. Cheyenne Ford, a new purchase for longtime owner James O'Halloran of Montague, knocked off Ultimate Luck in their last meeting in a 1:55.1 score for. Trainer Sifroi Melanson has listed N.B. pilot to drive. The line-up also includes Sterling Seelster ( ), McMaverick (Ken Murphy), Eagle Jolt ( ), Artist List ( ).
In other action, Tempo Seelster gets top billing in the evening's back-up class for owner-driver. Race analyst Les MacIsaac says he will be tough. "He's been keeping company with some pretty good ones all year and as his record indicates, more than holding his own."
Hurrah makes his sixth start of the season in race 6 forwith all winning purse money being donated to PEI 4H club this month. The colt, trained by , gets post 2 for lessee Hurrah 4 Island Charities.
Driveris on top of the leader board in the Johnston's Salads/Keybrand Foods Inc Trot Challenge with 74 points. Cheverie will be aboard JK Queen in the trot class.
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Lee A. Drake