CHARLOTTETOWN – A hard-hitting field of nine pacers will battle in the Race 11 feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park on Thursday.
First race on the 12-dash card lines up at 7 p.m. This is the final Thursday night card of the season.
Roscoes Child is favoured in the tightly-knit $1,850 feature event from Post 5, with Brodie MacPhee in the bike for the Selkirk Stable of Belfast and trainer Raymond White.
The seven-year-old son of Collector Rd – Short Cut Maggie was nosed out in his last start by Pinner, who has Post 2 in Thursday’s event with Walter Cheverie at the controls. Camcun (Kenny Arsenault) is selected for second while trailing Post 9 starter Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton) will be looking for redemption after his winning streak was cut short last week.
Also in the field are Panacotta (Blaine Baglole), Doll R General (Mark McKinnon), Sterling Seelster (Marc Campbell), PC Shockwave (Gary Chappell) and Greatheart Hanover (Jason Hughes).
The evening’s trot class goes post-ward in Race 2, and Majian Dilion is the morning-line favourite. Jim Ripley trains and drives the trotter from Post 5 for owner Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S.
The Nikes Image chestnut drops out of the open trot, and the last time he was out of that class he was a $240.30 winner. Also dropping out of the open class is Post 6 starter Honeymoonisover for trainer-driver and co-owner Brian Andrew of Milton.
Other top entries include BJ Carmalyta (Arsenault) and Dunmore Alpha (Edward Smallwood).
The evening’s back-up pace is in Race 12, with McMaverick favoured for driver Ken Murphy and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley. He will have his hands full dealing with threats from Talk Back (Arsenault), Muzzys Mud Puddle (Mark Bradley) and Cambest Kisser (Hughes).
Live racing continues in Charlottetown on Saturday at 1 p.m., followed by a card at Red Shores at the Summerside Raceway on Sunday at 1 p.m.