Sept. 24, 2020

Temagami Seelster Goes For Six

By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The hottest filly on the Eastern Seaboard of Canada will again taking a step up in competition as Temagami Seelster looks to extend her win streak to six on Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The 12-dash Thursday presentation has a 6 P.M. opening post time with the featured $2,300 pace lining up in race 11.

Temagami Seelster had post 3 in the compact field of five with Brodie MacPhee at the controls again this week for trainer Tom Weatherbie and Nova Scotia owners David Mercer, Wayne McGean and Joseph Lewis. The three-year-old Sunshine Beach filly won her fifth straight last week in Charlottetown. Her main rivals will be to her outside on Thursday evening. Better Be In Love gets Jason Hughes back in the bike for trainer Brendan Mullen from post 4 while 2017 Atlantic Triple Crown winner Filly Forty Seven has post 5 for trainer-driver Marc Campbell.

Peter MacPhee in the Post Time Picks has Temagami Seelster on top in the evening feature. “Temagami Seelster fired off the wings and never looked back winning her fifth in a row on PEI. Has to move up and there is speed to her inside but we’re confident Brodie maps out a trip and gets her to the wire first.”

Other entries in the pacing feature are Lean On Who (To be driven by Gilles Barrieau) and Southwind Ion (David Dowling).

The top trot of the night lines up in race 8 for a $2,150 purse with Labero the morning line choice from post 5 with Dowling driving for trainer Randy Van Meer and owner Donna Van Meer of Bowmanville, Ont. The six-year-old son of Kadabra has recorded six top-three finishes this season from 12 starts with his latest outing a third place finish to Mile Hill Willie and Hop Up while being race timed in 1:58.3. Those two foes are absent on Thursday evening but Labero will have to contend with past Open class winner Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) from post 5 and Maritime Champion Windmeredontuworry (Adam Merner) from post 6. Newcomer Cheeky Little Minx has post 2 for trainer-driver Barrieau after coming to P.E.I. from the New York racing circuit.

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