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Idealic Life Aims For Thursday Repeat

Published: May 18, 2016 7:26 pm ET

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Idealic Life was back to his winning ways in last Thursday’s feature event at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and he will reunite with Atlantic Canada’s leading driver to try for a repeat performance.

The Trevor Hicken trainee has drawn post three in the race 11, $2,100 feature event Thursday evening at Red Shores Charlottetown with Corey MacPherson in the bike for owners Perry, Luke and Robin Burke and Kent Livingston. First race post time is 6:30 p.m. for the 11-dash card with Idealic Life headlining a field of eight in the finale.

His sharp 1:56.4 victory was all race analyst Les MacIsaac had to see.

“He was a comfortable winner when he dropped to this level last week after racing the bearcats for his first three starts,” MacIsaac said. “Other than the likely short price in here, there is not much to dislike.”

Ok Galahad gets another crack at Idealic Life in the feature event leaving from post five for trainer/driver Jason Hughes after a second-place finish in his East Coast debut last week. Other entries include Oh To Be Me (Gary Chappell), Eagle Jolt (Marc Campbell), Waterside Light (Kenny Arsenault), My Lucky Killean (Ken Murphy), I D K (Vincent Poulton) and Smiley Bayama (Ron Gass).

Race six has a field of seven Open trotters with no clear cut favourite in the $1,950 event. Wedgewood has rail control for driver Gary Chappell and owner/trainer Glenn Claybourne after winning this class two starts ago, while Frill Seeker was an impressive winner in his last start for trainer/driver Arsenault and owner Ebbsfleet Stable of Ontario. Newcomer Freddie has post four with trainer Campbell in the bike, fresh off a third-place finish trotting in 1:58.4 at Flamboro Downs.

A field of trotters takes to the track in race two with Howmacs Pride taking on a group of five rivals for a $1,400 purse. Arsenault trains and drives the six-year-old daughter of Amigo Hall for owners Howmac Farms of North Wiltshire, P.E.I. and Wade Peconi of Stanchel, P.E.I. The trotting mare has yet to miss the board in the Open since the season began and gets a healthy dose of class relief in Thursday's non-winners class. Her chief rivals are post six starter Tyne Valley (Walter Cheverie) and Parkhill Jugernaut (Brian MacPhee) with post two.

Ryan Desroche will make his pari-mutuel debut in race seven on the program behind Onehotvett from post two for owner Tammy Collings of Hazel Brook, P.E.I. and trainer Austin Sorrie. The 18-year-old Desroche recently finished his qualifying drives to become eligible for pari-mutuel action. Onehotvett is listed at 8-1 odds in the $1,700 class.

To view Thursday's harness racing entries, click on the following link: Thursday Entries - Charlottetown Driving Park.

(Red Shores)

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