Day At The Track

Big weekend ahead at Red Shores

09:22 AM 03 Oct 2015 NZDT
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Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and Red Shores Summerside will play host to some of the biggest stakes stars in the region Saturday in Charlottetown at 6pm and Sunday afternoon in Summerside with a 1pm post time.

The Saturday program features two-year-old colt sensation Heart and Soul in a division of the Joe O'Brien memorial gold for a purse of $11,000.

The Clare MacDonald trainee has won five straight which includes a track record breaking performance of 1:55.3 over the city oval on September 19th in the PEI Colt stakes.

MacDonald will be in the bike in race 11 leaving off the rail for owners George and Earith Riley of Kensington, PE.

The son of Western Paradise-Mighty Sassy goes into the event with $25,206 earned with six wins, a second and third from eight starts.

KD Overdrive puts his four race win streak on the line from post 5 for Gilles Barrieau, trainer Stephen Mason and the Downey Stables of New Brunswick.

Keen Edge (Danny Romo), Rosewood (Kenny Arsenault) JK Cowboy (Ryan Perrot) and Jackson K Down (Barrieau) listed as morning line favorites in their respective O'Brien memorial assignments.

The two-year-old fillies strut their stuff in four divisions of the Lady Slipper stakes.

The charm of Reserve Mines, NS, Dixie Lullaby, is the one to beat in the Lady Slipper gold.

Trainer-owner Johnny Heffernan has listed Todd Trites to drive the filly who has only missed the winner's circle twice in her career.

Riverboat Dancer (Mike Stevenson) and Camtizzy (Barrieau) are also listed as triactor candidates.

Race analysts Gerard Smith and Les MacIsaac are split in the other gold between Shalara and Amirightorwrong.

Future Edgebank and Pictonian Rachel get the top call in the Lady Slipper grassroots which carries a purse of $7,100.

In other action, the Martin MacDougall memorial gets the action underway in race 1 with Celebrate Your Bet listed as race favorite for driver Jason Hughes.

Hughes, who is closing in on career win 1,000, will be in the bike for trainer Nicholas Oakes and owner Douglas Matheson, Mt Albion, PE.

For the complete list of entries, Les' Picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca

Lee Drake

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