Experience is a key factor
Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes rookie Mick Dundee in CDP feature
A sophomore and a veteran will lock horns in the feature today at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
First race post time is 6 p.m. for the 10-dash card as the capital oval holds its final card of live racing until July 20 when Governor’s Plate week racing action is wrapped up at Red Shores Summerside.
Today’s top class goes postward in Race 10, carrying a $1,900 purse with Mick Dundee the morning line choice for ownertrainer-driver Don MacNeill of Charlottetown. The three-yearold son of Aahm Canadian Now is fresh off a 1:56.3 lifetime best last Sunday in Charlottetown but gets his biggest test to date from Post 4 with a hard-hitting field of eight pacers including $400,000 winner Mach Of Ballykeel riding a two-race win streak. Mach Of Ballykeel is undefeated since relocating to the East Coast and gets the services of Marc Campbell at the lines as he leaves from Post 5. Kyle Wilkie of Charlottetown trains and co-owns the nine-year-old pacer with coowner Mallory Lewis.
Race analyst Les MacIsaac will place his faith in the rookie in the field as he sees Mick Dundee landing in the Red Shores winner’s circle.
“Usually a three-year-old facing older horses is at a bit of a disadvantage but not this guy,” MacIsaac said of Mick Dundee. “He just wore down an excellent group last week despite being first up before the half and looked like he still had something in the tank finishing. He is quite possibly the one to beat.”
Other entries include Twin B Shadow (Brian MacPhee), Mach It Big (Brian Andrew), Fly With Max (Jason Hughes), Clic K (Gilles Barrieau), My Lucky Killean (Ken Murphy) and Rash B Havior (Walter Cheverie).
Race 8 had Dontcallme Dude riding a two-race win streak from Post 3 for driver Campbell, trainer Michael MacDonald and owner Gwr Visser Farm of Orwell.
Hes The Man also carries a tworace win streak into Race 6 while shoulder with Post 7 for driver Cheverie and owner-trainer Jeff Holmes of Orwell.
Check out redshores.ca for live video, race programs and promotional information including the ongoing $100,000 Dash For Cash featured again this weekend.