Astronomical, under the command of Kenny Arsenault, wasted no time taking charge of the field and went gate to wire to win the Saturday night feature at the Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre, and he stopped the timer in 1:54.1 to post the fastest mile in the Maritimes this season.
The former Ontario stakes star burst off the wings, putting up fractions of 28.1, 57.4, 1:25.4 before using a closing panel of 28.4 to win by three lengths over St Pete Star, owned by Paul Gray, with Marc Campbell driving, while Porthill Alf and Brodie MacPhee completed the top three.
Astronomical, owned by RG McGroup, Dr. Ian Moore, and William Shearer, remains unbeaten this season.
Coors Life and driver Terry Gallant won the Cecil MacDougall Memorial in 1:58.4. Owned by Jay and Mary Jean Noye, Coors Life turned back Hunters Green and Women of Steel for the victory.