'Richie P' Descends On Red Shores

Published: August 16, 2020 11:25 am EDT

The final four spots for The Guardian Gold Cup and Saucer final will be determined Monday evening (Aug. 17) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at Charlottetown Driving Park as Gold Cup and Saucer week racing continues.

The 10-dash program is the lone card of the day at the capital oval, kicking off at 7 p.m. Atlantic time, with the second of two $12,500 Gold Cup and Saucer trials lining up in the finale.

Fresh off a third-place finish while pacing in 1:50 flat at Woodbine Mohawk Park in Ontario, Casimir Richie P will leave from post three in Monday’s trial as the prohibitive favourite. Trainer and co-owner Dr. Ian Moore and co-owner Michael Goldberg have entrusted the driving duties to Dale Spence.

Truro Raceway track record holder Yankee Osborne has rail control for driver Neil MacInnis, while Rose Run Quest leaves from post seven for driver Marc Campbell after a 1:52.1 victory in his latest. Rose Run Quest defeated the first trial winner, Time To Dance, in last week's Preferred.

The Post Time Picks in Monday’s card places Casimir Richie P as the top choice:

“Casimir Richie P shows some impressive miles at Woodbine Mohawk Park and he can really fire home. We’ll see what Dale wants to do but we expect him to be on or near the lead and land on the wire first.”

Other entries are Woodmere Ideal Art (David Dowling), Lisburn (Kenny Arsenault), JJ Powerball (Brodie MacPhee) and Mach It Again (Jason Hughes).

The card also featured the Atlantic Sires Stakes for three-year-old pacing colts, with a pair of $13,360 divisions in races seven and nine.

In race seven, Windemere Frank will look to add to his four seasonal victories from post five for driver David Dowling and trainer Earl Watts. The Malicious colt boasts $10,540 in earnings this year.

The second $13,360 split in race nine has Barrieau-McIsaac Memorial champion Tobins Rebel with lots of work to do early from post eight for trainer-driver Gilles Barrieau. The Camystic colt rides a three-race win streak into the event.

Race eight on the program is the second $3,000 elimination of the Birthplace of Confederation Series, in memory of Dr. Bob Webster, presented by the City of Charlottetown. Sodwana Bay is the morning line favourite for trainer-driver Barrieau over Woodmere Chella (Spence) and Collective Wisdom (Arsenault).

Race six is the Razzy’s Roadhouse and Razzy’s Beachhouse Pace, with Khitam Image (Spence) the top choice.

Catch the action on the worldwide broadcast at redshores.ca and wager online at hpibet.com.

To view Monday's entries, click the following link: Monday Entries — Charlottetown Driving Park.

(Red Shores)