After a respectable start out of the gate, this family drama of the horsey set eventually falls behind. Unlike the eponymous stallion hero, PRIMO BABY doesn't regain its footing by the finish line.
Esther Purvis-Smith, a young actress of Runyonesque looks and mannerisms, plays Paschal Draney, a tomboy delinquent who works as a runner for bookies at Canadian race tracks. Her uncaring father in jail, Paschal is assigned a foster home with Charles Armstrong (Duncan Regehr), a prestigious
Alberta horse breeder. But Charles isn't so much interested in the girl's welfare as in finding a friend for teenage son Clancy (Tim Battle). In a wheelchair since the car accident...