Biggest Test For Our Girl Annie In Thursday Sires Stakes

Harness racing at Charlottetown Driving Park
Published: August 17, 2022 12:35 pm EDT

Our Girl Annie has set foot in the winner’s circle following every trip behind the starting gate and will look to repeat that cycle in Atlantic Sires Stakes action Thursday (August 18) evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. 

Old Home Week racing continues Thursday at 7 p.m. with a 12-dash program featuring the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies with $12,580 A-divisions in races 6, 8 and 10. 

Race 10 has Our Girl Annie stepping into post 2 with a perfect two-for-two record at stake in her A-division. Eddy Doucette trains the daughter of Arthur Blue Chip for owners Blaine, Jessica and Jennifer Thibeau with Mark Bradley picking up the catch drive. Bradley and Doucette previously campaigned 2014 champion three-year-old pacing filly Elm Grove Inarush. Her main rivals in Thursday’s race are rail sitter Rock N Roll Cays (to be driven by Ken Murphy), post 6 starter Rosetown Mary (Corey MacPherson) and post 7’s Entitled Express (Marc Campbell). 

The Post Time Picks put Our Girl Annie on top. 

“Our Girl Annie has never been beaten in her short career and gets a new driver for this one, but Bradley and Doucette are far from strangers to teaming up to campaign Atlantic Champions. She will have lots of say in the outcome.” 

Elm Grove Redwine is the favourite in her $12,580 A-division in race 6 with rail control for trainer-driver David Dowling and owners Alex Quinn, Brittany Watts, and Carl Peterson while sporting two wins and a second from three lifetime starts. Howmac Julia (Jason Hughes) is a top contender from post 2 along with Royoz Allie (Ken Murphy). 

Woodmere Jade will leave from the rail in the other $12,580 A-split for driver Myles Heffernan Sr., trainer Myles Heffernan Jr., and owner Jackie Heffernan of Summerville. The Rollwithitharry filly is a two-time winner in her career and will face off with six rivals including Gosistersoulsister (Dowling) and Itsuptoyou (Corey MacPherson). 

Blue Monk is the morning line favourite in the race 11 $3,000 Wal and Joe Hennessey Memorial pace with Brodie MacPhee driving for trainer Jay Noye. 

Catch the action live at the track during Old Home Week festivities or tune into the Race Day broadcast at the Red Shores website.

To view the entries for Thursday's card of harness racing at Red Shores, click the following link: Thursday Entries - Charlottetown Driving Park.

(Red Shores)