Day At The Track

Can Pillage And Burn take another village

05:40 AM 28 Nov 2020 NZDT
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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After romping over his rivals last week, Pillage And Burn will look for a repeat in the Saturday afternoon harness racing feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

With 11-dashes scheduled for the day the action gets underway at 12:30 P.M.

Pillage And Burn has been installed as the morning line favourite by classifier Gerard Smith at 5-2 odds in race 10 of the day leaving from post 3. Ken Murphy drives the 25-time winner for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Quebec. The son of Cam's Card Shark has won three of his last five starts at this level and stays in the class by virtue of his $10,000 claiming tag.

Revenant is second choice from post 4 with Adam Merner at the controls for trainer Ron Gass fresh off a pair of third place finishes. Rockin Indy moves back up in class after winning in 1:57.1 last week for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Troy Murray and draws post 1.

Peter MacPhee with the Post Time Picks places Pillage And Burn on top of his tickets. "Pillage And Burn has been on a big time roll and just wired them last week in 1:56 flat. He's also back inside and with Kenny calling the shots we think they get the gold again."

Also in the field are Mick Dundee (To be driven by Don MacNeill), Melanies Magic (Kenny Arsenault), Creepin (David Dowling), Shadow Of A Daut (Marc Campbell) and Sports Royalty (Gilles Barrieau).

The Eddie Power Memorial strikes the track in race 4 carrying a $1,550 purse. JK Cowboy is the top entry from post 6 with Barrieau in the driver's seat for owner-trainer Greg MacInnis of Tyne Valley.

The top trot of the day puts their hooves on the racing surface in the seventh event of the day for a $2,300 pot. Mile Hill Willie (Arsenault) will look to return to the winner's circle after a near miss last week to Cheeky Little Minx (Barrieau). They will both square off again on Saturday in a field of seven.

Go to Redshores.ca for live video and more and wager online at HPIBet.com.

Woodmere Skyroller redemption bound

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - After stringing together one of the richest seasons in the history of Atlantic Canadian Harness Racing, Woodmere Skyroller failed to hit the wire first in her inaugural trip to Open competition but will look to rectify that Sunday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The Sunday presentation has 10-races scheduled for a 12:30 P.M. start time. Woodmere Skyroller will leave from the outside post 5 in the race 9 Fillies and Mares Open pace for a $2,500 purse with David Dowling in the bike for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford.

A winner of $85,051 this year in her three-year-old campaign, Atlantic Champion Woodmere Skyroller cut out the mile on Nov. 15 over a sloppy track in her first Open Mares foray but was mowed down in the stretch drive and finished third to Filly Forty Seven and Temagami Seelster.

Filly Forty Seven has post 3 on Sunday for trainer-driver Marc Campbell while Temagami Seelster leaves from the 4 hole with Kenny Arsenault in command of the reins from the Tom Weatherbie stable. Also in the field are Southwind Ion (Jason Hughes) and Lean On Who (Gilles Barrieau).

The Sunday Post Time Picks has Woodmere Skryoller in the win position. "Woodmere Skyroller fell short as the heavy favourite her last start but that was a day that the front end was not a kind place to be. Had a short break after that start and now lands back in the Open ranks. It won't be easy for this sophomore to go all the way but her 11 wins this season tells you she is no slouch."

The afternoon race 10 finale will see a red hot Smart Official take on seven foes from post 4 for a $2,500 purse. Barrieau drives the son of Art Official for trainer Peter Lanigan, who co-owns the pacer with Sandra Stead of Montague. Barrieau romped with Smart Official last week by eight-lengths in 1:56.4 for the horse's third win in his last four starts. Other top entries in that finale class are Flash In The Pang (Ken Murphy) and Hemingway (Adam Merner).

Tune into the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com.

by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores
 

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