CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Magical Mistress has been perfect her whole career, now Sunday afternoon will prove if her streak can last through a championship final at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
The championship program gets underway at 12:30 P.M. with 13-races scheduled including the Atlantic Breeders Crown finals for two and three-year-old pacers and trotters.
Magical Mistress has her streak at bay in race 6 for a $20,000 purse in the Atlantic Breeders Crown final for two-year-old pacing fillies. Adam Merner handles the Stephen Gass trainee from post 7 as she continues her undefeated season of nine races. Barry Martin of Sydney, N.S., owns the daughter of Camystic, who must contend with Therealdeal (Driven by Walter Cheverie) and Woodmere Tango (Clare MacDonald) on the afternoon.
Woodmere Bolt and Red Dirt Boomer will tangle for supremacy in the two-year-old pacing colt division carded as race 8 for a $20,000 purse. The Atlantic Breeders Crown final has Woodmere Bolt leaving from post 4 for trainer-driver Earl Smith while the Gilles Barrieau trained and driven Red Dirt Boomer has post 5. Woodmere Bolt was dominate the first part of the season with seven straight wins but Red Dirt Boomer has defeated him the past two starts.
The ultra-competitive three-year-old pacing filly division has its $20,000 Atlantic Breeders Crown final in race 10. Bettim Jackie has been installed as the morning line favourite with post 6 with Barrieau at the lines for co-owner and trainer Jeff Lilley of Milton and co-owners Blair MacLauchlan of Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Danny Purcell of Newport, N.S. The daughter of Andreoli Hanover has six-straight on-the-board finishes as she looks to go over $100,000 in career earnings. Other top contenders are R Es Shabla (Mike McGuigan) with post 1 and Royaltywestho (Cheverie) from post 4.
The other championship final with a undefeated season in play is race 12 with the $20,000 Atlantic Breeders Crown three-year-old pacing colt race. Sock It Away has been perfect in 14 outings this year and gets the extra help of post 1 Sunday afternoon for driver Campbell, trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. Also in the field is Tobins Lightning (Kenny Arsenault) and defending champion Half Cut (Mark Bradley).
Dusty Lane Titan is the favourite in the race 2 in the Atlantic Breeders Crown – Meridian Farms Erwin Andrew memorial two-year-old trot final. Campbell trains and drives the son of Tad The Stud from post 7 for owner Grayland Farm of Pugwash, N.S.
Race 4 is the Atlantic Breeders Crown – Meridian Farms – Louis McIsaac memorial three-year-old trot final with West River Cindy looking to continue her four-race win streak from post 2. Ken MacDonald drives the winner of seven-out-of-nine seasonal starts for trainer Clare MacDonald and owner Haley Shepherd of Stratford, P.E.I.
The program will also feature the $5,000 Atlantic Breeders Crown Invitational pace in race 11, as well as an Open trot and a Fillies and Mares Open pace.
By Nicholas Oakes