CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The front end is where Adkins Hanover does he best work and will look to replicate that tactic Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
The 14-dash card has a special 2 P.M. post time this Saturday in respect for Remembrance Day services being held across the province earlier in the day. Adkins Hanover headlines the 14-dash card in the afternoon finale from post 5 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Trevor Hicken and owner Perry Burke of Grosse-Ile., Que. The $2,400 event has Adkins Hanover as the morning line choice fresh off a pair of victories in this class in his latest outings. Czar Seelster has been hot since relocating to red soil with three wins and a second from four East Coast starts but has to contend with post 7 this week for trainer-driver Todd Weatherbee. The class also sees Woggy Rocks make his Red Shores Charlottetown debut for trainer Neal Moase after winning the top event on Nov. 1 at Red Shores Summerside. Leading driver Marc Campbell is listed to drive the son of Rocknroll Hanover.
Race analyst Les MacIsaac likes the chances of post 5 starter Adkins Hanover.
“Adkins Hanover dominated his last two races from start to finish,” MacIsaac said. “If he can secure an uncontested lead again like he did in those, a threepeat is a good possibility.”
Other entries in the Saturday afternoon preferred include Simon Said (Driven by Mark Bradley), Likely To Win (Adam Merner), Smiley Bayama (Gary Chappell), Goliath Reigns (Dale Spence), Elm Grove Kaboom (Earl Smith) and The Big Bite (Walter Cheverie).
Prettyndangerous will seek redemption in the race 9 Mares Open pace for a $2,250 purse. The Bo Ford trainee dominated the class for a portion of the season but has hit a rut in recent weeks after drawing outside posts. Adam Merner will steer the mare from post 2 in this week’s seven-horse field with Itsallabouthebass favored from the outside post 7 with Kenny Arsenault in the bike while riding a two-race win streak in this class.
The $1,850 Open trot hits the track in race 3 with Freddie returning to competition against trotters but handicapped with post 8 for trainer-driver Campbell and owner Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston. The five-year-old Majestic Son trotter has had 11 wins from 21 starts this season prompting the race secretary to put him in with a class of pacers in his last start, where he finished seventh in 2:01.1. He gets seven same-gaited foes Saturday including Holy Molie Maggie (MacPherson) and Wedgewood (Chappell).
By Nicholas Oakes