Gold Cup & Saucer Hopes at Red Shores – Harnesslink
CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer trials are fast approaching and a field full of potential harness racing contenders will battle it out at the preferred Saturday night pace at the Red Shores Racetrack and Casino in Charlottetown Driving Park.
The city track will host a 13-dash card on Saturday at 6 p.m., with perhaps the toughest $ 3,400 race in Canadian horse racing history lining up in Race 12.
Truro Time To Dance Track Record Holder (A rock’n’roll dance) will seek his sixth straight win in this favorite class with Adam Merner picking up the catch driving task for coach and regular driver Marc Campbell, who will be in Cape Breton for stakes action on Saturday, and owners Brent Campbell and Matt McDonald’s.
The reigning Gold Cup and Saucer champion will start from Post 7 on Saturday against an incredibly talented group of foes.
Hitman Hill joins Kenny Arsenault stable with position 5 on Saturday with the bike trainer for the American ideal athlete’s first start in the Atlantic since moving from Yonkers Raceway. Winner of $ 516,000 for life, Hitman Hill won his last start at Yonkers in 1: 54.1.
Outkast Blue Chip posted 4 with Ken Murphy in the bike for trainer Trevor Hicken. The $ 300,000 winner took his last start at Harrah’s Philadelphia in 1: 53.1. Richest Atlantic racer of all time The Rev posted 3 for his 2021 Atlantic debut for coach driver Gilles Barrieau as he looks to add to his 46 wins lifetime and $ 635,582 in cash prizes.
Peter MacPhee believes the winning streak will continue for Time To Dance as he places him in the Post Time Picks’ winning position.
“Time To Dance was at the top of its game in 2021 and the last time we saw it it was a Truro record in 1: 51.3. It draws post seven and gets a new rider, but we think they do six in a row.
Racemup (which will be driven by Walter Cheverie), Rose Run Quest (Mark Bradley), Rock Lights (Jason Hughes) and Moonwriter (David Dowling) are also in the power pack.
Mares trotting entanglement in Summerside
SUMMERSIDE, PE – The fastest trotting mare in the history of harness racing in Atlantic Canada will head to Red Shores at Summerside Raceway on Sunday afternoon for the first stop of the Island Oceans Trot Classic, presented by JD Marine and Diving Inc.
Patented as race 9 of the 13-dash afternoon card which will start at 1 p.m., the trotting mare division will see five participants vying for the top prize.
Atlantic record holder Cheeky Little Minx has rail control in the $ 4,800 category with Kenny Arsenault in the bike for trainer Gilles Barrieau and owners Wayne MacRae and Howmac Farms Ltd. Position 2 is owned by Daisy River (to be driven by Paul Lanigan) for owner-trainer William Lanigan of Montague.
The former Charlottetown track record holder finished second behind Cheeky Little Minx on the first stop of the series on July 24. Sailor Blue has Station 3 with Ken Murphy on board for Coach Cindy MacDonald, while Windemere Ally leaves Station 4 for Pilot Coach Brian MacPhee.
Maritimes Breeder Champion Go With Her lands at Station 5 for Coach Kuri White with Walter Cheverie receiving the Catch Driving Call on Sunday.
The Backstretch Beat in the Sunday card likes Cheeky Little Minx to deliver off the rail.
“Cheeky Little Minx’s flawless performance on July 24 in Charlottetown was something else to see. With her coming back with the girls and pulling the rail, she must be treated like the one to beat. “
The featured pace at $ 2,800 lines up in Race 12 with Bugsy Maguire seen as the one to beat from Post 5 with Norris Rogers on intern Wade Sorrie for owner Walter Simmons of Summerside.
The race leader clocked a time of 1: 54.1 on his last start in Charlottetown. His main contenders are Pictonian Storm (Murphy) and Flash In The Pang (Cheverie).
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by Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores