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'Willie' Looking To Extend Streak

Published: August 26, 2020 11:11 am ET

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Multiple Maritime champion Mile Hill Willie will be searching for his fourth consecutive victory in the Thursday night (August 27) featured trot at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The 12-dash Thursday card has a 6 p.m. opening post time and the $2,500 Open trot will line up for Race 9.

Mile Hill Willie, an Atlantic Triple Crown winner at age two, set a new record for Maritime-bred trotters on the east coast when he toured the capital oval in 1:57.1 on August 13 in a 13-length romp. He came back on Gold Cup and Saucer Night to capture the $4,000 Colonel Dan Trot for his third consecutive win, which was in a new record of 1:56.3 for Maritime-breds while also tying the overall track trotting record held by Freddie. Gilles Barrieau will again drive the five-year-old Mile Hill Willie from Post 6 on Thursday for co-owner and trainer Paul Morrison of Cardigan and John Breau of Shediac Cape, NB.

Last week’s runner-up, Hop Up, will start from Post 4 for driver Corey MacPherson and trainer Keith Campbell, while Majian Tango is the third choice on the morning line and is set to start from Post 3 for Jim Ripley of Amherst, NS.

'Post Time Picks' has Mile Hill Willie as the definite one to knock off. “Mile Hill Willie didn’t sit long last time before clearing to the lead and going on to equal the track trotting record at Red Shores Charlottetown in 1:56.3. He’s on top of his game and we won’t be surprised to see him in the winner’s circle again.”

Also in the Open Trot field are Star Photo (to be driven by Jason Hughes), Suicide Shift (Steven Shepherd), Freddie (Marc Campbell), Glider Man (Kenny Arsenault) and Daisy River (Paul Lanigan).

The top pace of the night will line up for Race 11 and will carry a purse of $2,300. Miss Kabana is set to start from Post 4 fresh off of a second-place finish in 1:54.4 on Gold Cup and Saucer Night for driver Brodie MacPhee and trainer Gary Poulton. Other top entries are Sophist (Campbell) from Post 7 and Southwind Ion (David Dowling) from Post 8.

Catch all the action on the worldwide broadcast at Redshores.ca and wager online at HPIBet.com.

To view the harness racing entries for Thursday at the CDP, click the following link: Thursday Entries - Charlottetown Driving Park.

(Red Shores)


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