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Win streaks on the line tonight during Old Home Week racing

There is one card of harness racing action tonight at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
There is one card of harness racing action tonight at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – One two-year-old pacing filly will have their win streak snapped tonight when the dust settles in Atlantic Sires Stakes action at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The lone program of the day has 11 dashes kicking off at 7 p.m. with two $13,380 Atlantic Sires Stakes A divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies getting the spotlight.

Race 9 has a pair of top fillies flaunting three-race win streaks as they battle to keep them alive.

Scarlet Desire has Post 2 with Charlottetown’s leading driver, Marc Campbell, steering the daughter of Western Paradise for owner Gordon MacLean of Winsloe.

Royaltywestho has been undefeated so far in her young career and gets the services of Walter Cheverie in the bike again this week from Post 6. The daughter of Westwardho Hanover has consistently shown she can finish her miles with last quarters in 27-28 as she attempts to keep her unbeaten records on the books for co-owner and trainer Joseph Baxter and fellow Nova Scotia resident Gregory Francis.

The other $13,380 A division for two-year-old pacing fillies lines up behind the gate in Race 7 with R Es Shabla the morning line choice for trainer-driver Mike McGuigan and owner Lloyd Parsons of Newfoundland and Labrador. Although she was defeated over an off track in her last outing at Inverness Raceway, the daughter of Pang Shui was sporting a no worse than second record in her short career.

The leading driver in the history of Flamboro Downs in Ontario, Paul MacKenzie, is home for Old Home Week. The Charlottetown native will drive Woodmere Wyldstyle from Post 4 for trainer Eddy Doucette of Kensington in the A division.

The card also features three $2,500 Atlantic Sires Stakes B divisions for two-year-old pacing fillies in Races 2, 4 and 6.

The Joe and Wal Hennessey Memorial hits the track in Race 10 for a $2,100 purse. Forever Paradise has rail control for driver Gilles Barrieau and trainer Kevin MacLean. Other entries in the top pace include Giant Slayer (driven by Kirk Parris), Seawind Hudson (Brian MacPhee), Jeb (Jason Hughes), HP Bushido Dragjet (Campbell) and Jackson K Down (Stephen Mason).

 

Nicholas Oakes is covering harness racing at Old Home Week for The Guardian, culminating with the Gold Cup and Saucer Race on Saturday.

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