Forever Paradise headlines CDP feature
Forever Paradise looks to keep his undefeated season on Prince Edward Island (2-0) going tonight at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
First race post time is 7 p.m. for the 12-dash card with Forever Paradise looking for redemption in the Race 11 feature.
The Kevin MacLean-trainee was a second-place finisher in last week’s $3,500 Walter Dale memorial in Fredericton, N.B., but was a winner in both his Charlottetown starts this season. Gilles Barrieau will be in the bike in the $2,250 feature, drawing Post 1 for owners Reg MacPherson and David MacKenzie of Stratford and Aaron MacKenzie of Winsloe.
Race analyst Les MacIsaac pegged Forever Paradise as the favourite.
“He offers a not-worse-thansecond record since coming off the bench four starts ago and gets the rail, which will allow Gilles to work out the trip of his choice,” MacIsaac said. “Top billing.”
The five-year-old son of Western Paradise will race against Cheyenne Ford (Kenny Arsenault) in Post 2 and Cabo Pan Lucas (Daniel MacDonald) in Post 5. Other entries include Dusty Lane Oliver (Ron Gass), My Lucky Killean (Gary Chappell), Say It Again Sam ( Jason Hughes) and Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton).
Sinners In Heaven rides his two-race win streak into the Race 9 $1,700 backup pace with Terry Gallant in the bike for trainer Earls Watts and owners Lana Murphy, River Valley Management of New Brunswick and Windemere Farms of Hampshire.