The Rev, Whisty's Paradise gunning for wins in Charlottetown Sunday

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TRURO - A pair of Colchester County horses are chasing Atlantic Breeders Crown titles this weekend at Charlottetown Driving Park.

Both The Rev and Whisty's Paradise have been tearing up tracks all season on the Atlantic Sires Stakes circuit and look to continue that Sunday on The Island. Post time for the 14-dash card is 1 p.m.

The Rev will battle in the $22,000 final for three-year-old colts. Owned by Truro's Stephen Tufts and Robert Skinner, The Rev finished atop the season's points standings with 24, three ahead of runner-up Jacobs Jackpot. The Rev, starting sixth in Race 13 with Shubenacadie's Danny Romo in the bike, won three of his five stakes starts this season, including the series' stop at Truro Raceway during Atlantic Grand Circuit Week. Second- and fourth-place finishes round out his string of results.

Whisty's Paradise, owned by Alton's Chris Laffin, driven by his father Ernie and trained by his grandfather Blair, starts from eighth in the final for three-year-old fillies, also worth $22,000 in Race 11.

Whisty's Paradise finished tied for first in the standings this season with Ramblinglily at 22 points apiece with both horses netting three wins and a second-place finish in four starts.

Whisty's Paradise also laid claim to the Frank and Beth Stanfield Memorial at Truro Raceway during Atlantic Grand Circuit Week.

The 14-dash card also features $22,000 finals for two-year-old colts and fillies and two- and three-year-old trotters, carrying purses of $7,000 each.

 

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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