One of the finest Atlantic-bred pacers to ever grace the Eastern Seaboard will find himself back in the main event Sunday (Dec. 19) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
The city track has 10 dashes scheduled for Sunday starting at 12:30 P.M. Sock It Away is back in preferred action on the card as he leaves from Post 3 in the $3,400 top pace with David Dowling in the seat for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford. The Pang Shui colt put together a miraculous streak of 16 straight stakes wins during his sophomore year in 2018 but has battled injuries in recent years. Sock It Away got away last in his most recent race but found himself on top by over six lengths at the finish and will now step up to the top level Saturday.
Also in the field are The Rev (Ken Murphy), Screen Test (Corey MacPherson), Chocolate Swirl (Adam Merner) and Bugsy Maguire (Dale Spence).
The Sunday afternoon Post Time Picks places Sock It Away firmly on top.
“Sock It Away has the heart of a champion and every defining characteristic that creates a great horse. If he is anywhere close to himself there is no stopping him for a second straight win.”
The back-up class hits the track in Race 8 with Mc Pat selected as the top dog from Post 5 after dropping out of the preferred level. Merner drives the Gilles Barrieau trainee for owners Everette Hanson and Donald Stevenson of New Brunswick as the pacer looks to add to his six wins from 2021. Doc Darryl has been perhaps the hottest pacer around lately and will leave from Post 3 for driver Ken Murphy while Ambyr Campbell steers Better Than Cash from Post 1.
Race 6 will see My Land attempt to extend his four-race win streak from Post 4 as he sits undefeated on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada. Merner will drive the son of Badlands Hanover from the Jennifer Doyle barn of Earnscliffe.
Catch all the action live at the track or tune into the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca. Live streaming is also available at the Red Shores Youtube page and online wagering can be found at HPIBet.com. To view the entries for Sunday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Sunday Entries - Charlottetown Driving Park.