Charlottetown, PE – Team PEI will be in full flight during Saturday’s race program at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Marc Campbell, Gary Chappell and Kenny Arsenault will represent Prince Edward Island in next week’s competition and each driver has a busy day with Campbell booked on 11 horses, Chappell has six commitments and Arsenault assigned on eight during the 15 dash program. Post time is set for 1pm.
Two of the Island reps have a shot in the afternoon top class with Campbell aboard Life Savior from the Kevin MacMillan stable and Arsenault teaming up with Fit To Ben Tied for Walter Simmons of Summerside and Austin and Macy Sorrie of Montague.
But the 5-2 morning line favorite is Blue Meadow Willie from Summerside. The seven-year-old gelding, driven by Robert MacInnis, doesn’t get into the fight early but has the ability to knock out the competition when the field gets rolling in the second half of the race. The result was a photo finish win by a nose over Wiggins Hanover and Electric Moves.
Matt Trapper moves into the feature after an impressive 1:59.1 mile last week for driver Brian Andrew. Andrew has to manage post 8 for his co-owners Bill Andrew, Jim MacPhail and George Rogers of Calgary Alberta. The inside flow sets up nicely in the event with Blue Star Outlaw, Babes Gold and McHales Gravy drawing one, two three respectively.
Lady Kelleigh Anne, a three-year pacing filly owned by Russ Doyle of London, Ontario, goes for her third straight win on the program. Earl Smith drives from post 2 in race 7.
Race management was able to secure new watch and wager locations until the end of race season. Customers can play the action from Truro, Halifax and Bedford in the NS market while NB has Saint John, Moncton and Fredericton taking the action.
The Atlantic Regional Driving Championship is Saturday January 22 and also features Danny Romo, Robert Laffin and Darren Crowe from N.S., Todd Trites and Gilles Barrieau represents New Brunswick while Shane Forward competes for Newfoundland & Labrador. That province will also pick up the action next week.