Ex­pe­ri­ence is a key fac­tor

Race an­a­lyst Les MacIsaac likes rookie Mick Dundee in CDP fea­ture

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - Com­piled by Ni­cholas Oakes for Red Shores

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.

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