Four and counting for Idealic Life
Idealic Life has been established as the morning-line favourite in today’s top class at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
The race is in honour of Mr. Salming, a former Maritimebred record holder on a half-mile track when he scorched Yonkers Raceway in 1:52. Post time for the 14-dash card is 12:30 p.m.
Idealic Life, who is riding a four-race winning streak, is trained by Trevor Hicken and will be driven by Corey MacPherson.
This trainer-driver combination is one of the hottest on the Island.
The 12-year-old son of Western Ideal is coming off a 1:56.3 score and leaves from Post 6 in Race 13.
The other triactor candidates include DBS Rosco (Kenny Arsenault), who has hit the board in his last six starts for owners Wendell and Robbie Shaw of Summerside and Derek Folland of Kensington, and Putmans Power (Walter Cheverie) from Post 5.
The field also includes The Big Bite (Shane Bernard), Painted Desert (Mark Bradley) and Likely To Win (Ken Murphy).
The program will also pay tribute to Mr. Domi, the first Maritime-bred, sub-1:50 performer, who stopped the clock in 1:49.4 over Woodbine Racetrack.
Breeder Eldred Nicholson will be trackside for the cooler presentation as Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) and Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass) go after the top prize.
Driver Marc Campbell is only five victories away from career win 1,500.
He is booked on eight horses today.
The Island harness racing community is coming together to launch a fundraiser for the Classy Lane training centre in Ontario after a tragic fire killed 43 horses earlier this week.
Customers will have a chance to purchase tickets on a Gold Cup and Saucer and Governor’s Plate prize package.
Tickets are $10 and will be available at the rewards club in Charlottetown and Summerside.