CHARLOTTETOWN – Van Zant has drawn the rail in the Saturday night feature event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Post time is set for 6 p.m.
Ron Matheson will drive Van Zant for his co-owner Tom Clark of Charlottetown, and goes into the program with 989 career wins as a driver. The team, which includes son Jackie as trainer, has been sharp, posting two seconds and a victory over his last three starts.
The Matheson stable will also send out General Luckypercy from Post 6 with Gilles Barrieau in the bike.
There will be stiff competition from Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) from Post 3 while Sterling Seelster, who’s riding a two-race winning streak, will also make his presence felt for driver Marc Campbell and new owner Marie Cameron of Summerside.
The all-star line-up also includes Blue Star Outlaw, Nobestbfor and Machinthesand.
In other action, Abundaspin is making headlines in his last year of racing. The trotter hasn’t tasted defeat since he returned to the track on April 26. Harold Shepherd will handle the 14-year-old lifetime winner of $471,504 in the open trot class.
The other morning-line favourites include newcomer Kan Wire, who arrives from London, Ont., and Caliban Hanover will attempt to spoil the party for Abundaspin and owner Mikeala Lustic of Cornwall.