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WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 14, 2020 -- Mister Spot A threw down a final quarter of 27.2, a sizzling brush that carried him to victory -- his second straight and fourth harness racing win in his last five starts -- in Friday's feature at The Meadows, a $13,500 Conditioned Pace. Mister Spot A was chasing the leader, Do Work Son, when he uncorked that quick panel for driver Tony Hall. The 6-year-old Village Jolt-Eerie Iris gelding defeated Do Work Son by 1-1/2 lengths in 1:53.2, with A Real Miracle third.   Scott Betts trains Mister Spot A, who lifted his lifetime bankroll to $121,012, for Tim Betts, Nicholas Catalano, Stephen Moss and Keith Pippi. It was one of three training victories for Betts on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the program features a trio of rich wagering opportunities: a $5,000 total pool guarantee in the Pick 4 (races 3-6), a $1,225.29 carryover in the Pick 5 (races 2-6), an $895.50 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5. First post is 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

WASHINGTON, PA, Feb. 7, 2020 -- Mister Spot A dogged the leader, Yankee Roller A, for more than one-half mile, put him away in the lane and went on to capture Friday's harness racing feature at The Meadows, a $16,500 Conditioned Pace. Yankee Roller A looked sharp early in his domestic debut but could not endure the relentless pressure of Mister Spot A, who scored in 1:54.1 in the slop. Do Work Son was second, a length back, while Lord Of Winterfell rallied for show.   Tony Hall piloted the winner, a 6-year-old Village Jolt-Eerie Iris gelding who triumphed for the third time in five starts this year and lifted his career bankroll to $114,262, for trainer Scott Betts and owner Arrhythmic LLC. Jim Pantaleano collected four wins and Hall three on the 13-race card. Live racing at The Meadows resumes Monday when the program features an $11,705.26 carryover in the final-race Super Hi-5 and a $5,000 total-pool guarantee in the Pick 4 (races 3-6). First post is 1:05 PM. By Evan Pattak, for The Meadows Standardbred Owners Association

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The top driver in the history of Prince Edward Island harness racing will be honoured Saturday afternoon with Marc Campbell Day at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.   The 'King' of Island racing, Campbell of Winsloe, will be the focus of the Saturday card as he is honoured as the top driver every year of the past decade.   The Saturday program kicks off at 12:30 P.M. with 14-dashes scheduled. Red Shores will have a banner up to recognize Campbell that the fans cane sign, a trackside presentation with a plaque from Red Shores as well as special video clips and races from the driver's career.   Race 13 is the Marc Campbell - Driver Of The Decade pace with a mainstay of the Campbell stable favoured in the $2,600 event. Eagle Jolt has post 2 for trainer-driver Campbell and owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Stratford. The 13-year-old son of Village Jolt will look to add to his 64 lifetime victories from over 330 lifetime outings.   Burn Out Hanover looms a large danger from post 3 with Corey MacPherson in the driver's seat for trainer Jeff Holmes. A son of Well Said out of millionaire pacing mare Burning Point, Burn Out Hanover tired off the front in his latest over a heavy track rated five seconds off due to mud.   Race analyst Les MacIsaac will side with Burn Out Hanover to provide the upset in the Marc Campbell - Drive Of The Decade pace.   "As we said earlier, the front wasn't the place to be last week so we'll cut him some slack for not delivering as the chalk," MacIsaac said of Burn Out Hanover. "There's a ton of thirds there against some big time opposition so he could be sitting on a win."   Other entrants in the field are IC True Grit (Driven by Mike McGuigan), Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner), Santana Sass (Kenny Arsenault), Silverhill Buddy (David Dowling), Hes Marvalous (Myles Heffernan Sr.) and Jeb (Jason Hughes).   The preferred pace lines up in race 7 with Creepin the morning line choice after winning this class last week. Dowling is in the bike for trainer and co-owner Jim Quinn and co-owners Alex Quinn and Carl Peterson. Other top entries are the Jen Doyle trained duo of Winter Blast (Hughes) and Midnight Matt (Arsenault).   By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - The preferred class monster is gone this week leaving Saturday afternoon's top harness racing event a truly wide-open affair at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The capital oval will play host to 14-dashes starting at 12:30 P.M. as the lone program of the week. The preferred pace headlines the card in the finale with Rose Run Quest not entered in the class, leaving a contentious group vying for the $2,900 purse. Eagle Jolt has rail control in the preferred, fresh off a win one class down for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Stratford. The 12-year-old son of Village Jolt has made six trips to the winner's circle this season with over $12,000 in the bank. Hes Marvalous scored an open-length victory in his latest and the front-end pacer has post two this week with Myles Heffernan Sr., at the lines. Burn Out Hanover will leave from post 4 from the Jeff Holmes stable of Orwell and Kenny Arsenault will pick up the catch drive as regular driver Gilles Barrieau has returned to his home base of Saint John, N.B. Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes Burn Out Hanover chances."Burn Out Hanover's current form is excellent with five top-three finishes from his last six tries and while he loses Gilles, we'll take Kenny as a replacement any day of the week," MacIsaac said. "Top call." Also in the class are Screen Test (Driven by Corey MacPherson), Creepin (David Dowling), Rockin Indy (Mike McGuigan), Bank Of Dad (Adam Merner) and Midnight Matt (Jason Hughes). Race 13 has the top mare's pace of the day with Sophist coming into the class off a two-race win streak for driver David Dowling, trainer Chris MacKay and owner Jordan MacKay of French River. The three-year-old Up Front Charlie filly was a recent purchase by MacKay out of the Harrisburg Mixed Sale in Pennsylvania and used a 28.4 closing rush to capture her latest race after being a six-length winner the start previous. The Time To Win is the morning line choice in the class with Ron Matheson in the bike for trainer Jackie Matheson. The Western Ideal lass scored an eight-length romp last time out for driver Barrieau. Other top entries are Arc Light (Campbell) and West River Ambyr (Steven Shepherd). For live video and more go to Redshores.ca. by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

YONKERS, NY -- I'mprincessgemma A (Joe Bongiorno, $5.10) rated and sprinted to harness racing victory Friday night (Oct. 25th), winning Yonkers Raceway's $42,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace. Sent to an immediate lead from assigned post position No. 5, 'Gemma' left around Write Me a Song (George Brennan) before a :27.4 opening quarter-mile. A pokey :57.1 intermission would serve her well with 9-10 favorite Tequila Monday (Eric Goodell) advanced from last. A :27.1 third quarter (1:24.2) dispatched Tequila Monday, with I'mprincessgemma A opening a length-and-three-quarter lead into the lane. She held Write Me a Song at bay, winning by a length in 1:51.3...another :27.1 substation to match a season/life-best effort. Glenferrie Blade A (Jordan Stratton) was a third-hole third, with Mach it a Par (Jason Bartlett) and Robyn Camden (Jim Marohn Jr.) settling for the minors. Tequila Monday backed away, winding up last among the half-dozen. For second choice I'mprincessgemma A, a 5-year-old Down Under daughter of Village Jolt trained by Jennifer Bongiorno for co-owners driver, trainer, Steve Manzi and Wish Me Luck Stable, it was hereighth win in 13 seasonal starts. The exacta paid $32.20, the triple returned and the superfecta paid $426. A friendly reminder from Yonkers Raceway that Saturday evening’s (Oct. 25th) Pick 5 wager starts with a carryover of $3,944.05 and a $15,000 guaranteed pool. The guarantee is in conjunction with the U.S. Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program. The Pick 5 is a 50-cent base wager comprising races 7 through 11 Saturday night. It has no consolation payoff, meaning if no one selects all five winners (as was the case Friday night), the entire pool (minus takeout) moves to the next racing program. by Frank Drucker, for Yonkers Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Chris White's Fashion Showdown ($4.60, Tony Morgan) was a wire-to-wire winner Tuesday in the $17,500 Mares Open at Harrington Raceway in 1:52.4. It was a dominating performance for the 8-year-old Village Jolt mare, who is trained by her owner. She never had an anxious moment in the decisive win over late closing Sayulita who was second, and third-place finisher Empress Deo. It was her 4th win of 2018. The race was sponsored by the Harrington Business Association, who was enjoying a group party in the clubhouse. The newly formed organization had representatives from many of the town's local businesses. Driver Russell Foster had three wins on the program. by Matt Sparacino, for Harrington Raceway

HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reginald Hazzard's Papa Ray ($2.80, Victor Kirby) recorded his second straight harness racing win Monday at Harrington Raceway with a 1:52.1 win in the $15,000 Delaware Special. Trained by Wayne Givens, the 8-year-old Village Jolt stallion registered his 41st career win via first over charge to the front near three-quarters where he would draw away by open lengths. Allwillworkout was second with Imkeepnthisguy third. Live racing continues on a Monday through Thursday schedule until October 19. Matthew Sparacino

HARRINGTON, Del. - Legacy Racing of Delaware and Reggie Hazzard's Papa Ray ($8.20, Victor Kirby) was a 1:51.4 winner in the $13,000 featured pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. The 8-year-old Village Jolt stallion received a garden journey and held off the game race favorite Framed Art, who was outside most of the mile for a narrow win. It was the 39th career win for Papa Ray, who is conditioned by Wayne Givens. Millenium Wheel was third. The sixth race, won by Kiss A Dragon, was named in honor of the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce, who was enjoying their annual night at the races. The draw for the Bobby Quillen Memorial, the marquee race of the year at Harrington, will be held Tuesday as some of racing's top older pacers are expected to compete in this year's $150,000 event. Matthew Sparacino

A filly purchased for less than $1000 at a Shepparton harness racing dispersal sale has netted 25-year-old Armstrong trainer Leroy O’Brien his biggest thrill in the trots. Imprincessgemma (Village Jolt-Melody Stride) didn’t even fetch four figures at the Shepparton sale, O’Brien explaining he paid “$900 plus GST” for the filly. Tonight she won the $50,000 Empire Stallions Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic 2YO Fillies Final at Tabcorp Park Melton, netting O’Brien and his mum, co-owner Sharryn, $25,000. “This was really special,” O’Brien said. “This one we owned ourselves, this was only her second lifetime win. She is really special to us. She’s named after my niece by my Mum. She really is one of our favourites.” Driven by Kerryn Manning tonight, Imprincessgemma took the lead early off Hakuna and once in front never looked like losing. She paced a 1:54.8 mile rate, her last half-mile split up in 28.8 and 28.4secs. “She carried herself well (at the sale),” O’Brien said when asked what had caught his eye at Shepparton. “Melody Stride was from the Stride family and Village Jolt was a fairly new sire when we purchased her. She was just very cheap and I thought she was definitely worth a go. “Me and my dad (Danny) actually went up there to buy a trotting mare in foal, but it went a little bit too dear. I had an eye for her (Imprincessgemma), so I had to ring mum to transfer some money so I could buy her. I had no money but I liked the horse.” O’Brien is positive he wants to make a full-time go of the trots. “I really do. I’m a plumber by trade, but I’ve done my time with the business and put that aside to have a real good go with the horses. There’s nothing better than waking up and working with them. I love them to bits. I really want to make it in the future and have a real good crack at it while I can. And I’ll give it 110 per cent, that’s for sure.” O’Brien also adds that the trots operation is very much a family project. “My mum gets up at daylight and gets out there with her nighty on, she loves it. It’s a massive team effort. Dad does a great job too and my girlfriend Kristy helps out along the lines too. I’ve got massive support from my family.” Manning was full of merit for O’Brien post-race. “She’s a lovely horse to drive and Leroy does a great job with his horses. He knows them very well and he’s got a good head on his shoulders,” she said. O’Brien returned the praise. “I put Kerryn on tonight because I wanted to put the best on to give her every chance. And you can’t beat Kerryn Manning.” Meanwhile, in the Group 1 Empire Stallions Vicbred Platinum Home Grown Classic trotting finals Wobelee (Down Under Muscles-Tupenny Bit) and Viksun (Fling It-Summerline) won the male and female divisions respectively. Wobelee is trained by Alison Alford and was driven by husband Chris, whose fans tonight donned #Puppet6000 t-shirts to celebrate Alford’s recent 6000th winner in the gig. “I’m very proud of this little fella,” Alford said. “He’s normally really well-mannered but he went for a little bit of a canter in the score-up, which scared me, but once he found the front he was going to be hard to beat.” Wobelee rated 2:00.8 to score by 6.5m over Whizzbang Dan, with Chissy in third. Viksun won the fillies’ final in 2:01.2 for trainer Billy Muscat and driver Michael Muscat. Cody Winnell (HRV Media/Communications Manager)

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A group of the Island's best overnight pacers will contend with a mainland invader in the Thursday night harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. First race post time is 6:30 P.M. for the 10-dash card with the weekday feature lining up in race 10 for a $2,100 purse. Eagle Jolt is the morning line choice fresh off a third place finish to Adkins Hanover and Mr Irresistible in the preferred ranks in his last start. Marc Campbell trains and drives the 10-year-old son of Village Jolt for owners Marie and Wilbur MacDonald of Orwell Cove. Heart And Soul draws the outside in the field of eight with trainer-driver Clare MacDonald of Nova Scotia for owners Riley Farms of Summerside. The former Prince County Horsemen's Club Horse of the Year has a pair of third place finishes at Truro Raceway so far in his four-year-old campaign after being crowned a Maritime Champion during his three-year-old season. The field also includes The Big Bite from post 5 riding a two race win streak after winning last week's Thursday feature for trainer Jack Arsenault but loses his regular driver with Brian MacPhee getting the catch driving call. Last Thursday's runner-up Simon Said (Corey MacPherson) has the rail, with Oh To Be Me taking a hike in class after winning his latest for trainer-driver-owner Gary Chappell from post 3 and Twin B Shadow (Ken Murphy) dropping from the preferred ranks to draw post 7. Other entries include Dees Boy (Kenny Arsenault) and Four Corners (Gordie Hennessey) both making their first starts of the season. Hemingway makes his first East Coast start in race 9 on the card for owner-trainer Shane Doyle of Charlottetown and driver Vincent Poulton. He draws post 5 in the $1,500 event after racing the claiming ranks at Woodbine and Mohawk Raceways in Ontario in recent weeks. A hard hitting group of six mares line up in race 7 with Woodmere Articblue favoured from the outside post 6 for trainer-driver Campbell. Other top entries include tough open mare Shadows Mystery (Arsenault) and Truro invader West River Ambyr (MacDonld) who has been undefeated so far in her four-year-old campaign. For race programs, top picks and live video go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores  

One of last season's top harness racing two-year-olds Usain Jolt returned to racing with a brilliant win in the Bevan Lee's Butchery Pace over 2200 metres in Launceston on Friday night. Usain Jolt won the Dandy Patch Stakes final in Hobart before ending his two-year-old campaign with a game second to Offthetopofmyhead in Launceston in early July last year. His trainer Tony Petersen gave the gelded son of Village Jolt plenty of time off and while his trial form leading up to his return wasn't flash the three-year-old relished being back in racing mode. Driver Ricky Duggan allowed Usain Jolt ($1.80) to settle midfield from his second-row draw but when the pace slackened over a lap from home Duggan sent his charge around the field to face the breeze outside of the leader Entreemaindesert ($10.50). The second elect Buster William ($4.30) had enjoyed a cosy run in the one-out line so when his driver Mark Yole eased out to make his charge and he joined Usain Jolt turning for home. The pair drew clear of the rest and for a fleeting moment it looked as if Buster William would have the edge but when Duggan called on Usain Jolt for the big effort he drew clear and went on to score by about eight metres from Buster William with near rank outsider Blues Ace ($81) a closing third. Peter Staples

Harness racing driver Stuart McDonald, the State’s leading junior reinsman, has been engaged to handle talented five-year-old Mynameskenny in the $21,000 Mt Barker Chicken Free Range Steaks Pace over 21230m at Gloucester Park on Friday night.  Byford trainer John Oldroyd called on McDonald’s services to make use of his claim, which effectively reduced Mynameskenny from an M2-class pacer to an M1 performer. This claim enabled Mynameskenny to draw favourably at barrier No. 2 on the front line and he will meet several M1-class pacers on advantageous terms. A son of Village Jolt, Mynameskenny who has won at 17 of his 31 starts, has been freshened up since his latest appearance, when he covered a lot of extra ground and wilted to finish eighth behind Ricimer over 2130m on July 29. The WA-bred horse had won at each of his previous seven starts. McDonald, who will be handling Mynameskenny for the first time in a race, is likely to be anxious to set the pace from his ideal draw. However, he could well face a tough task to get past the polemarker Blacknsweet Adda in the early stages. Blacknsweet Adda, who is trained by Courtney Burch and will be driven by Morgan Woodley, possesses good gate speed and is a smart frontrunner. She has had a brief let-up since she gave an outstanding performance to finish a head second to Delightful Jade at a 1.56.8 rate over 2130m on July 29.       She was restrained from barrier eight and was 12th and last at the bell before sustaining a grand three-wide burst to get to finish a head behind Delightful Jade. Blacknsweet Adda’s past seven starts have produced four wins and two seconds. Delightful Jade is in sparkling form and as an M4-classs performer is the highest-assessed runner in the field. She will be handled by Micheal Ferguson, who has been in the sulky at her past three starts for two wins (after facing the breeze). However, trainer Gary Hall sen. said that Delightful Jade’s task appeared beyond her from the outside barrier. owever, she faces a stern test from the outside (No. 9) of the front line. “She has learnt how to relax and is going really well,” Hall said. “However, she has drawn too wide. My other runner, Ideal Justice, has also drawn too wide at No. 7.” Greg and Skye Bond have two runners, Ima Tragedy (barrier three) and Bungalow Bill (four), and they will have admirers. Bungalow Bill worked hard in the breeze when third behind Say It Now and Lady Willoughby over 2130m last Friday night after a smart all-the-way win over Rycroft at his previous start. Ima Tragedy, to be driven by Mitch Miller, caught the eye last Friday night when he was seventh at the bell and finished fast to be second to Delightful Jade.  McDonald will have an interesting and challenging tradition to uphold. Mynameskenny has been handled by claiming drivers only twice before ---last December when Tom Buchanan was successful at Northam and Micheal Ferguson at Gloucester Park. Ken Casellas

HARRINGTON, Del. - Howard and Judith Taylor's Verdad ($7.20, Tony Morgan) was a 1:51.2 winner in the $15,000 featured harness racing Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. In a consolidated field of three as a result of two scratches, Verdad, a 7-year-old Western Ideal stallion, sat third most of the mile before wearing down pacesetter and race favorite Dancin Yankee and edging clear in narrow fashion late. It was Verdad's 31st career win for trainer Ron Burke. Dancin Yankee was second with Singing Saint third. Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt ($5, Victor Kirby) prepped for a likely Governor's Cup performance in July with a 1:51.3 victory in a $10,000 conditioned pace for trainer Jim King Jr. The 6-year-old Village Jolt gelding and 2015 Governors Cup winner set all the fractions in his narrow win over Soto and Raritan Bay. The Governor's Cup, held on July 28, is a $40,000 annual event with local bragging rights on the line for Delaware owned aged horses. It is held as the centerpiece for older horses on the biggest day of the year for the state's harness racing industry, Governor's Day during the Delaware State Fair. Live racing continues through Thursday. Post time is 5 p.m. Matthew Sparacino  

One of the most impressive winners on the nine-event harness racing program in Tasmania at UBET Park Hobart on Sunday night was the Tommy Jackson-trained Finn Mac Kee (Stonebridge Regal-Scarlett Finn) who led throughout to easily win a C2 event over 1609 metres. It was Finn Mac Kee’s fifth win from only 13 starts but arguably his most impressive. The four-year-old is expected to have one more start in a C-2C3 in Launceston in a couple of weeks before being sent for a spell. “I’ll most likely give him one more start and then spell him but when I bring him back I’ll get him qualified from a standing start because I’d like to aim him at a few of the country cups over the Christmas-New Year period next season,” Jackson said. Finn Mac Kee has been a model of consistency this season winning four and being placed as many times from his 11 starts this time in. “I said early on that this horse could be the best I’ve had and he’s done nothing to change that opinion. “I don’t think he’ll have any problem with qualifying for standing start races and if I’m right he will be very compeitive in a few of the country cups. I’m not saying he’s up to the best but he is improving all the time and he loves to race,” he said. ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... Veteran Tasmanian harness racing trainer Paul Hill has always had a knack with producing top flight young horses and this season has been no exception with his star filly Playing Arkabella scoring an emphatic win in the $30,000 Evicus Stakes final over 1609 metres at UBET Park Hobart on Sunday night. Hill won the race last year with his filly Chica Bella and while she was impressive throughout her two-year-old season there was as much to like about how Playing Arkabella went about her business in the last major feature juvenile race of the season. With Ricky Duggan aboard, Playing Arkabella ($1.50) was forced to work hard early from her outside front-row draw but eventually she was sent around the field to face the breeze outside of Harshali with the well-tried El jays Mystery on the back of the leader. When Duggan called on his filly for the big effort in the home straight she sped clear and went on to score by over 10 metres from El Jays Mystery ($7.80) with Harshali ($7.70) a short half-head away third. It was the filly’s fourth win from eight starts this season and she filled minor placings at her other four starts with this prizemoney from this latest win taking her career earnings to almost $46,000.. Hill prepared the favourite Rocknroll Turbo in the Dandy patch final but he had to settle for second to the highly promising Usain Jolt, depriving Hill of a record of preparing the winner of the Dandy Patch and Evicus two years in succession as he trained Hillview Jake to win last season's Dandy Patch. ............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ A Tasmanian harness racing star may have emerged at UBET Park Hobart last night when Usain Jolt, a well-bred two-year-old prepared by astute horseman Tony Petersen, delivered a brilliant performance to win the $30,000 Dandy Patch Stakes over 1609 metres. Usain Jolt (James Austin) went into the race having not won from four previous starts while the favourite Rocknroll Turbo was aiming to keep his unbeaten record intact having won at his only two outings, including an effortless win in the Dandy Patch Prelude two weeks earlier. But Petersen was able to iron out a couple of little problems that were impeding the gelding to race truly and it made all the difference. Harjeet showed brilliant early speed to lead but he was then taken on by the second-favourite Williamtell (Gareth Rattray) that rolled to the front and set a slid tempo while the favourite Rocknroll Turbo faced the breeze. Rocknroll Turbo hung badly throughout the race and that didn’t help his cause but when Ricky Duggan gave Usain Jolt his head racing down the back the last time he loomed as a genuine contender. But when the gelded son of Village Jolt balanced for the run home he powered past the leaders and went on to defeat Rocknroll Turbo by eight metres with a similar margin to Williamtell. “This horse has always shown us good ability but he’s just been a little bit wayward in is action but I sorted that out leading up to this race,” Petersen said. “He is very well bred and his breeding goes back to Chamfer Star and that’s really solid.” Austin was thrilled with the win and predicts a bright future for gelding. “The way this horse ravelled into the race tonight he was never going to lose. Tony has been able to straighten him out and I reckon there’s still plenty of improvement in him,” Austin said. Usain Jolt is owned by Jacinta Webb, Deb Carlton and life partners Tammy Carlton and Sam King. Peter Staples

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - Eagle Jolt owned the last two Thursday cards at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park but has to overcome a tougher post in this week's harness racing contest. First race post time is 6:30 PM for the 12-dash program with the $2,100 feature slated as the evening finale. Eagle Jolt has drawn post 7 with Marc Campbell training and driving the nine-year-old son of Village Jolt for owners Wilbur and Marie MacDonald of Orwell Cove. He captured the previous two Thursday evening features in 1:58.2 and 1:56.4, respectively, with Campbell at the controls. The Big Bite looms a major danger from post 2 with Kenny Arsenault aboard, while IDK has yet to miss the board so far in 2016 but is shouldered with post 8. Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks Eagle Jolt will have trouble with an outer post and looks for The Big Bite to pick up the pieces. "He came first up at the half last week and to his credit he still kicked home in 29 seconds to finish third," MacIsaac said of The Big Bite. We'll look for Kenny to work out a different trip tonight and if he does, he could get it all." Other entries include My Lucky Killean (Ken Murphy), Fightmaster (Mike McGuigan), Likely To Win (Adam Merner), Artners In Crime (Ron Matheson) and Idealic Life (Corey MacPherson). The top trotters on the East Coast will battle in race 6 on the card in the $1,950 Open Trot with a similar tale for trainer-driver Campbell as Freddie has the outer post in the field of six. Owned by Three Wisemen Stable of Cornwall, Freddie was victorious in his last two Open Trot appearances. Paymenowpaymelater is fresh off a 2:01.1 victory with Gilles Barrieau in the bike and will reunite with the New Brunswick driver from post 2, while Wedgewood has post three for driver Gary Chappell and owner-trainer Glenn Claybourne. Also in the field is Majian Chester (Jim Ripley), Holy Molie Maggie (MacPherson) and Frill Seeker (Arsenault). The $1,700 back-up pace lines up in race 10 with Shadows Mystery (Barrieau) favoured over Howmac Missy (Campbell) and Celebrate Your Bet (Stephen Quinn). For race programs, top picks and live broadcast go to www.redshores.ca By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores

Janet Hudson's Just A Jolt with harness racing driver Victor Kirby at the controls returned to his winning ways with a wire-to-wire 1:53 score in the $15,000 Open Pace Monday at Harrington Raceway. Trained by Jim King Jr., the 6-year-old Village Jolt notched his fourth win of the year and 34th lifetime with a front stepping triumph over Sparky Mark and Special T Rocks. The win gave Kirby a driving double. Ross Wolfenden had three driving wins. Doug Lewis and Al Carter's Captive Audience ($6.80, George Dennis), notched his second sub-1:52 win at the current meet with a 1:51.2 score in the $12,500 Open II for trainer Lewis. The 6-year-old Art Major stallion took no prisoners in his front end sprint over Vapour N, who was a game second and show dough acquiring Bandolito. Trainer William Bright and Carlo Poliseno each had a double.  

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