Win­ter Blast favoured in to­day’s CDP fea­ture

He will leave from Post 6 in pre­ferred pace

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

Win­ter Blast has proven to be an iron-tough ad­ver­sary and will be look­ing to chan­nel that tal­ent to the win­ner’s cir­cle in this af­ter­noon’s top class at Red Shores at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park.

The 15-dash pro­gram kicks off at 12:30 p.m. with the pre­ferred pace hit­ting the track in Race 14 for a $2,500 purse.

Win­ter Blast has been in ev­ery tri­ac­tor ticket for six starts but has not seen the win­ner’s cir­cle since Oct. 27.

Most of his more rugged com­pany is ab­sent this week as he is in­stalled as the 5-2 morn­ing-line favourite from Post 6 for driver Ja­son Hughes, con­di­tioner Jen­nifer Doyle and owner Danny Birt of Ver­non Bridge.

Rockin Indy has set­tled in nicely to East Coast com­pe­ti­tion and will leave from Post 7 as the sec­ond choice on the morn­ing line for driver Corey MacPher­son.

Rail control be­longs to Ea­gle Jolt (Marc Camp­bell) as the vet­eran pacer will look to re­bound off of last week’s sixth-place fin­ish af­ter win­ning con­vinc­ingly the week be­fore in 1:58.2.

Race an­a­lyst Les MacIsaac sides with Win­ter Blast to over­come Post 6.

“The six-hole might curb your en­thu­si­asm, but Win­ter Blast is not fac­ing any of those that have beaten him in re­cent starts and that’s got to count for some­thing,” MacIsaac said. “He looks like the one to knock off.”

Also in the field are: Sal­monier Storm (Am­byr Camp­bell), Pic­to­nian Storm (Austin Sor­rie), Dig­gin In (Adam Merner), I C True Grit (Mike McGuigan), Mr Ir­re­sistible (Kyle Gillis) and The Big Bite (Kenny Ar­se­nault).

Kil­lean Fi­nale will put her mod­est streak to the test in the Race 9 fil­lies and mares open for a $2,350 purse.

Ken Mur­phy will drive the Clif­ford Mur­phy-trainee from Post 7 while rid­ing two straight wins at this level for owners Dr. Mary McNiven and Pace­maker Sta­ble of Nine Mile Creek.

Col­lec­tive Wis­dom has not been out of the tri­ac­tor ticker in her last six starts, all in this class, and will again have Drew Neill at the lines from Post 6.

Pret­tyn­dan­ger­ous has posed a risk in this class all sea­son and is sit­ting on two straight sec­ond-place fin­ishes with Post 5 to work from this week with David Dowl­ing at the con­trols.

Red Shores will have a me­mo­rial horse­shoe af­ter Race 6 in mem­ory of the late Brian An­drew, who died on Wed­nes­day.

En­tries, B2.

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