Fern Hill General Puts Streak On The Line

Published: August 17, 2021 11:53 am EDT

There has been no stopping Fern Hill General so far in his career and the two-year-old pacing gelding will have rail control as he returns to his home track for Atlantic Sires Stakes action Wednesday evening (August 18) as part of Gold Cup Week racing at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The 12-race Wednesday card has a 7 p.m. post time, with Fern Hill General leaving off the rail in Race 10 of the evening. The dash is a $15,760 Atlantic Sires Stakes A division for two-year-old pacing colts and geldings. The Earl Smith-trained Fern Hill General is riding an undefeated four-race career into the event for owners Peter Smith of Stratford, P.E.I., and Gerald Morrissey of Vernon River, P.E.I. Brodie MacPhee retains the drive on the son of Malicious.

His top competitors are post four starter Middleton Terror for trainer/driver Don MacNeill and St Charlesfireball, who has post two with Marc Campbell in the seat.

The Post Time Picks in Wednesday’s card has Fern Hill General pegged to continue his win streak. “Fern Hill General has been the behemoth of the division so far in his young career. He will be defeated one day but with rail control we don’t see it being today. The target is on his back as the one to beat.”

The other $15,760 A division is in Race 9 with Stash It Away coming into the event off a pair of wins including an A division of the Sires Stakes his last start at Northside Downs in North Sydney, N.S. Corey MacPherson gets the drive this week from post seven for trainer Kevin MacLean and owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford, P.E.I. Fern Hill Gusto is the morning line favourite in the dash from post two as the Stonebridge Terror colt looks for his first career win for trainer/driver Campbell.

The program also features $3,000 B divisions for the rookie colts in Races 2, 4 and 6.

Go to Redshores.ca for the Race Day broadcast, race programs and information on attending Gold Cup Week 2021. Wager online at HPIBet.com.

To view Wednesday's harness racing entries, click on the following link: Wednesday Entries - Charlottetown Driving Park

(With files from Red Shores)