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Nova Scotia’s Finest Hits Red Shores

Published: July 31, 2020 4:55 pm ET

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The fastest horse in the history of Nova Scotia harness racing will make the trek across the Northumberland Strait to take on the Saturday evening (August 1) feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The 11-dash Saturday card has a 6:00 p.m. first post time.

Fresh off a 1:52 victory in the Lindsay Construction Cup at Truro Raceway, Yankee Osborne draws Post 5 in the tenth race, featuring a field of six pacers that will go postward in the $3,100 Preferred Pace. Neill MacInnis will be driving the Gold Cup and Saucer hopeful for trainer Ross MacInnis and owner Sarah Jane Stables of Mono, Ontario. The five-year-old son of Yankee Cruiser was a private purchase from the Burke Stable of Pennsylvania in the spring.

Simple Kinda Man was the runner-up to Yankee Osborne in that track record performance but he is being billed as the top choice with rail control for driver Jason Hughes, trainer Chris MacKay and owners D Racing Stable of New York and Don MacRae of Vernon Bridge. Simple Kinda Man knocked off the top pacers in Charlottetown last week with a head decision in 1:53.4.

Third choice is Avatar J from the Danny MacDonald stable of Charlottetown with Gilles Barrieau at the lines from Post 3. The 20-time winner last went to the gate in Truro, finishing fifth to Yankee Osborne, pacing his own mile in 1:53. Freddy Bear makes his East Coast debut from the outside Post 6, moving into the Marc Campbell stable with Campbell at the lines. Owned by a numbered Ontario company, Freddy Bear has been racing in the conditioned ranks at Woodbine Mohawk Park.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac takes Simple Kinda Man for the top of his triactor selection. “Simple Kinda Man is a versatile type with good early speed and a dangerous finishing kick, both of which he can exploit with rail control,” MacIsaac said. “Timing and trip are crucial in a race like this and the post advantage he has can only boost his chances.”

Completing the field are Soccer Hanover (Walter Cheverie) and Screen Test (Corey MacPherson).

Catch at the action on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com. To view the entries for Saturday's card, Saturday Entries - Charlottetown Driving Park.

(Red Shores)


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