Set­ting the pace

Ea­gle Jolt the horse to beat at CDP

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - Com­piled by Red Shores mar­ket­ing, brands and Play­Wise man­ager Lee Drake.

The fi­nal card of the live har­ness rac­ing sea­son is sched­uled for to­day at 12:30 p.m. at Red Shores at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park.

Ea­gle Jolt is listed as the morn­ing-line favourite (5-2 odds) in the Deep Freeze Bounty Poker Tour­na­ment Pace with the af­ter­noon backup class be­ing called to the start­ing gate at 3:30 p.m.

The pacer, owned by Wil­bur and Marie MacDon­ald, Or­well Cove, gave Marc Camp­bell his 1,500th ca­reer win­ner last week.

Camp­bell will send him from Post 4 and should ex­pect pres­sure from Smi­ley Bayama (Ron Gass), who was run­ner-up in his last start in a snazzy 1:57.4.

Likely To Win (Ken Mur­phy), Painted Desert (Corey MacPher­son) and Oh To Be Me (Gary Chap­pell) com­plete the ros­ter.

Best Risque goes af­ter her sixth score in a row when she com­petes in the fea­ture event open mares hand­i­cap in Race 10.

The daugh­ter of Cam­mibestRisque Busi­ness will be han­dled by Char­lot­te­town’s lead­ing driver, Corey MacPher­son, for trainer Brian Lad­ner and his coown­ers Lil­lian and Kevin Lad­ner, Char­lot­te­town.

The mare re­mains per­fect in 2016 with four wins af­ter post­ing 11 vic­to­ries from 45 starts in 2015. An­other first-place fin­ish will put her at 50 life­time vic­to­ries.

It’s of­fi­cial. Driver Wal­ter Chev­erie is the 2015 trot chal­lenge cham­pion.

The vet­eran driver, who cel­e­brated 2,500 ca­reer wins in the fall, ended the sea­son with 329 points. Kenny Arse­nault (252) was se­cond while Brian MacPhee (183) fin­ished third.

The points were awarded on a 10-7-5 ba­sis for a 1-2-3 fin­ish with trot­ters at Red Shores. John­ston’s Sal­ads and Key­brand Foods Inc. present a dol­lar per point to the top driver.

It’s last call to pur­chase tick­ets on a Gold Cup & Saucer and Gov­er­nor’s Plate prize pack­age in the Classy Lane barn fire fundraiser.

Tick­ets are $10 and avail­able at the re­wards club in Char­lot­te­town. The grand prize draw will be made to­day af­ter Race 10.

Live rac­ing re­sumes at the CDP in April.


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