May 11, 2012
Newcomer Arabica Draws Rail in Red Shores Feature
Charlottetown, PE – Arabica, a new addition to the Island racing scene from Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, has drawn the rail in the feature race Saturday at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Post time is 6pm. The action will be carried world-wide at www.redshores.ca. HPI players from across Canada are also eligible to wager on the product.
Arabica, a black five-year-old son of Pro Bono, destroyed his qualifier on April 28 and won last week in convincing fashion in 1:59 for driver Jason Hughes and trainer Anthony Stymest. This week Kenny Arsenault will drive the lifetime winner of $61,268 as he meets the talented Outlawpositivcharg who has to start from the outside rail (post 8) for driver Terry Gallant.
The duo meant business last week in the top class taking over command of the field on route to the half then turning on the after burners to win by fourth and half lengths. The Fred Lamont owned pacer meets another power-packed line-up.
OakRock Almighty, trained by Jackie Matheson of Charlottetown, has been performing at the top of his game again this season while Bet The House, from the Blaine McKenna stable in Elmsdale, earned a strong third place showing for driver Brodie MacPhee. They leave from post 6. Blue Star Outlaw, who makes his 8th appearance this year starts from post 2, Serious Damage (pp3), Pembroke Fella, who has won his last two starts, gets post 4, Matt Trapper (pp5) and Casual Motion from post 9.
In other news, trainer Earl Watts sends out a three-year-old Mach Three filly called Three to Party in race 2 for her career debut. John Holmes will do the driving. Drivers will also form the memorial horseshoe ceremony after race 6 on the program.