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Top mares in Atlantic Canada will be featured on Gold Cup and Saucer Race undercard

Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jason Malloy/The Guardian
Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Jason Malloy/The Guardian

Old Home Week 2018 will culminate in the 59 edition of The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer but the other 23 races scheduled for Saturday are full of action at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The 14-dash Gold Cup and Saucer programs gets underway at 7 p.m. with the $60,000 Gold Cup and Saucer as Race 14.

The top mares in Atlantic Canada will battle in the race prior with Ms Mac N Cheese favoured off the rail for driver Louis Philippe Roy and trainer David Ratchford of Nova Scotia after winning in 1:54.4 over Inverness Raceway in Cape Breton. The race carries a $6,500 purse with a full field of eight.

Race 12 is the Atlantic Canada Invitational with Do Over Hanover looking for a repeat of his 1:53.1 performance last Saturday in Charlottetown with driver Jason Hughes and trainer Chris MacKay.

Also on the program is the Alpine $5,000 claiming series final in Race 7 for a $7,100 purse as well as a $3,500 Open trot in Race 6 with Freddie assigned Post 7 with a win streak on the line.

The Joe O’Brien Memorial stake for three-year-old pacing colts hit the track for $10,000 Gold division action in Races 4 and 8.

The scheduled doubleheader Saturday has a 10-dash card kicking off at 1 p.m. The program features the Joe O’Brien Memorial stakes grassroots divisions for $6,500 pots in Races 6 and 9. The Alpine $5,000 claiming series consolation is carded as Race 3.

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