In Charlottetown on Saturday night
CHARLOTTETOWN – Brodys Leona has the rail in the $2,200 mares’ open feature event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Saturday.
Post time is 6 p.m.
Kenny Arsenault will drive the four-year-old mare for Kerry Taylor, Lisa Richards and the estate of Glen Taylor in the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue-sponsored pace in Race 12.
Stayoutofmyaffair takes a four-race winning streak into the event, but has drawn Post 8 for driver Mark Bradley. The Robi Hughes-owned pacer captured the Atlantic aged mares final last week in Summerside, with a 1:57.3 score.
Dirt Track Momma, who finished second to Stayoutofmyaffair in the final, has been established as the morning-line favourite with Terry Gallant in the bike. The mare has been putting up some big numbers this season – 33-16-4-6.
Race analyst Les MacIsaac has selected Veronicavermillion and driver Brodie MacPhee as his top choice.
“She’s won four of her last six, all in the 1:55 range, and last week finished a solid third against the bearcats, when she kicked home in 28.3 (seconds), after a tardy start,” said MacIsaac. “She is quite possibly the one to beat.”
MacIsaac’s triactor ticket is 2-6-3.
The field also includes JK Special (Walter Cheverie), Lucky Boot Cam (Jason Hughes), Bunny Mach (Gary Chappell) and General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson).
In other action, Fitelle, owned and driven by Peter Lanigan of Montague, is the favourite in the Martin MacDougall Memorial Pace in Race 4. Glencove Uday and Buck Barker are also top three candidates.
Northern Trapper is the morning-line favourite (5-2) in the evening’s trot class.