CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Dirt Track Momma will look to continue her razor sharp 2015 season but she will face off with the top harness racing mare of 2014 in this week's $2,250 Fillies and Mares Open pace atat the .
First race post time is 7 pm for the 12-dash affair with the top mares lining up in race 11 on the card. Dirt Track Momma has post 7 in the eight-horse field with trainer Marc Campbell in the seat for owner Jonah Moase of Warren Grove. The seven-year-old daughter ofhas a first and second place finish from two seasonal starts but will have to bridle-to-bridle with the monster of the 2014 season with For All We Know from post 6 for driver Gary Chappell, trainer Jackie Matheson and owner Bruce Wood of Marshfield. The daughter of Rocknroll Hanover had nine wins from 19 Maritime starts in 2014, including a stretch from the end of August where she never finished worse than second in 11 consecutive races. For All We Know makes her first start of the 2015 campaign from post 6, while newcomer Romance In Camelot has post 3 for driver Terry Gallant, trainer Earl Watts and owner Claude Poirier of the Magdalen Islands. The seven-year-old mare took her lifetime mark of 1:52.3 last August at Mohawk Raceway in Ontario.
Other entries include Cool One (Gordie Hennessey), Alliegetty (Corey MacPherson), General Luckypercy (Ron Matheson), Rose Valley (Kenny Arsenault) and Willow Warrior (Mark Bradley).
The $1,800 back-up pace will take to the track in race 8 with I D K the morning line choice for driver Vincent Poulton, trainer Gary Poulton and owner Gail MacDonald of Charlottetown. The seven-year-old son of Stand Forever has been solid in 2015 but was the beaten favourite in his last start, leaving some room for Perfect Escape (Hennessey) to keep his two-race win streak alive from post 7. The Jack Keenan – Joseph Dahl owned pace was a winner in 1:57 and change his last two starts. Other top entries include Cheyenne Ford (Arsenault) and First Art Down (Ken Murphy).
The $1,500 Open trot lines up in race 2 with Pleasure Girls (MacPherson) and Frill Seeker (Arsenault) set to go at it again from post 3 and 4, respectively. Frill Seeker was a 2:01 winner last week in this class but Pleasure Girls was victorious the two starts before hand.
Other entries include I Aint No Lady (Brian MacPhee), Presto Pegasus (Brian Andrew) and Caliban Hanover (Ron Gass).
Money Show is the favourite in the $1,350 trot class in race 4 but trainer-driver Andrew will have to overcome the outside post 7 if he is going to land in the winner's circle for co-owners Blake and William Andrew. Next top choices are Howmacs Pride (Arsenault) and JK Queen (Walter Cheverie).
By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores