Rail control key
MacIsaac likes Leading Camdidate tonight
A field of eight pacers will assemble for tonight’s feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park and it promises to be a lively opening quarter.
First race post time is 7 p.m. for the 12-dash program.
Windemere Eric is the classifier’s choice in the Race 11 feature with a $1,700 purse.
Gary Chappell trains, drives and owns the six-year-old son of Articulator and will leave from the outer Post 7 with plenty of early speed promised to his inside.
The hard-leaving Minor Wisdom has Post 6 for driver Brad Smith and owner-trainer Kristina McCourt of Summerside, fresh off of a fourthplace finish in 1:57 where she cut opening fractions of 27.4 and 56.4 in Summerside.
Leading Camdidate has rail control with Ken Murphy in the bike for owner-trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell, while Beckenbauer is second choice from Post 5 with Ryan Perrot subbing in for regular driver Jason Hughes, who is racing in Bible Hill, N.S.
Race analyst Les MacIsaac gives the nod to Leading Camdidate in the feature event.
“A good late kick and rail control can be a dangerous combination and that’s just what this guy has so we’ll treat him as the one to beat,” he said.
Two trot classes populate the evening program in Races 3 and 5.
The Race 3 trot has veteran trotter Neal favoured from Post 7 with co-owner and trainer Brian Andrew in the bike for co-owner William Andrew of Calgary.
The seven-year-old son of Credit Winner drops out of the open trot and will look to capitalize on his back class to land in the winner’s circle and bolster his $280,883 earnings.
Other top choices in the $1,350 affair include Hopedale Dora ( Joey Pineau) and Kims Pjs (Lenny Myers).
Race 5 has a $1,550 purse on the line with Majian Dilion getting the faith of the classifier and drawing Post 1 for trainer-driver Jim Ripley and owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S.
JK Queen (Doug MacGregor) and Money Show (Brian Andrew) are the next choices.