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East Coast’s fastest-ever trot­ters meet again

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Mark Bradley will drive the three-year-old son of Bran­don’s Cow­boy for owner David Kennedy of Char­lot­te­town. The pac­ing colt will make his first start since his MacKen­zie Memo­rial Stake di­vi­sion in Truro, N.S., was de­clared a no con­test on June 25.

The Thurs­day night feature at Red Shores Race­track and Casino at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park will see an un­fa­mil­iar face as Com­plete Player takes a break from stakes’ ac­tion.

First-race post time for the 10-dash card is set for 6:30 p.m., with the Tom Weather­bie-trained Com­plete Player draw­ing Post 3 in the $1,900 Race 10 fi­nale.

Mark Bradley will drive the three­year-old son of Bran­don’s Cow­boy for owner David Kennedy of Char­lot­te­town.

The pac­ing colt will make his first start since his MacKen­zie Memo­rial Stake di­vi­sion in Truro, N.S., was de­clared a no con­test on June 25.

Com­plete Player has been rac­ing pri­mar­ily in stakes’ events this sea­son, and has proven ex­cep­tion­ally dif­fi­cult to beat off the front end. To be the first to the rail he has to over­come the in­side duo of Oh To Be Me, driven by Gary Chap­pell, and the Kenny Arse­nault-driven Three Truths.

Zingers Laugh (Mike McGuigan) makes his 2017 Is­land de­but from Post 5, with his last start at Wood­bine Race­way in On­tario in Fe­bru­ary.

Other en­tries in­clude Likely To Win (Adam Merner), Star­cas­tic (Brian MacPhee) and Si­mon Said (Marc Camp­bell).

Mares

The top mares pace of the evening also has a Bradley-driven pacer as a top-level threat.

Race 9 goes for a $1,500 purse, with Sh­e­saroyal Cow­girl hold­ing rail con­trol while rid­ing a three-race win streak for trainer-driver Bradley

and own­ers Wil­liam An­drew of Cal­gary and Brian An­drew of Milton Sta­tion.

West River Am­byr is the morn­ing-line choice for driver Steven Shep­herd, but has to over­come the out­side Post 6. The ul­tra-con­sis­tent Julep Hanover (Wade My­ers), with seven sec­ond-place fin­ishes and four thirds from 13 sea­sonal starts, has Post 3. Julep Hanover is still search­ing for her first win of the sea­son.

Trot­ters

The two fastest trot­ters in the

his­tory of East Coast har­ness rac­ing —Fred­die (Camp­bell) and Morosita Bi (Ja­son Hughes) — are set to tus­sle in the Race 7 open trot for a purse of $1,850.

The aged duo has won the last two renewals of the weekly event. Also, do not ne­glect Osprey Im­pact (Wal­ter Chev­erie), who that has been right there at fin­ish dur­ing the last two fast trot miles.

JA­SON SIM­MONDS/JOUR­NAL PI­O­NEER

Com­plete Player, driven by Mark Bradley, will make his first start since June 25 on Thurs­day night at Red Shores Race­track and Casino at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park.

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