East Coast’s fastest-ever trotters meet again
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).
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.
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.
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.