Ad­kins Hanover dom­i­nates in fea­ture

Kenny Arse­nault guides horse to win in 1:54.1

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - Nicholas Oakes Nicholas Oakes is cov­er­ing Old Home Week rac­ing for The Guardian, cul­mi­nat­ing in the Gold Cup and Saucer Race, Aug. 19.

There was no look­ing back for Ad­kins Hanover as he dom­i­nated the fea­ture event Fri­day at Red Shores at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park as Old Home Week rac­ing of­fi­cially kicked off.

Kenny Arse­nault was se­ri­ous from the word go, lay­ing down frac­tions of 27.2, 55.4 and 1:25.1 be­fore fin­ish­ing the mile in 1:54.1 for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile, Que.

In­tended Roy­alty, driven by Gilles Bar­rieau, was sec­ond with Likely To Win (Adam Merner) com­plet­ing the tri­ac­tor.

Stephane Brosseau en­joyed his short stay for Old Home Week as he was vic­to­ri­ous in the Dr. Blair Kelly Memo­rial, pre­sented by the Char­lot­te­town Vet­eri­nary Clinic. The

Que­bec driver vis­ited the win­ner’s cir­cle with Brusse­beach in 1:56.1 for trainer and co-owner Harold Duguay and fel­low Que­bec res­i­dent Dr. John Brad­bury. Brosseau re­turns to Que­bec five wins shy of 3,000 life­time.

Bran­don Web­ster recorded the fastest win of his young driv­ing ca­reer with a 1:56.4 score in Race 7 with Shock The Rock for trainer Blair MacLeod and owner Bethany MacLeod of New Do­min­ion.

Twom­ac­sone­shadow cap­tured the James Ayl­ward Lead­er­ship pace in 1:58.1 with Bar­rieau in the bike for trainer Earl Watts and own­ers Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and How­macs Farms Ltd., of North Wilt­shire. It was one of two wins on the card for Bar­rieau while driver Marc Camp­bell ex­tended his Char­lot­te­town driv­ing lead with two more wins for 74 wins so far this sea­son.

Live rac­ing con­tin­ues at the CDP with a Satur­day dou­ble­header with cards at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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