CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – Keep Coming teamed up with David Dowling to pose a mild upset in the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Race favourite Likely To Win was sent to the lead by driver Adam Merner in the $2,350 Preferred 2 pace and laid down a 27.3 opener before Keep Coming came calling at the half-mile marker. The half was tripped in 56.1 with Keep Coming taking control of the front for three-quarters in 1:25.2 en route to stopping the clock in 1:55.4. Second went to Rockin Indy (Driven by Corey MacPherson) while Machinthesand (Ken Murphy) completed the $727.10 triactor ticket. Brian Andrew of Milton Station, P.E.I., co-owns and trains Keep Coming for co-owner William Andrew of Calgary, Alta.
Driver Gilles Barrieau put together a driving grand slam on the 12-dash program including a win in the $2,350 Fillies and Mares Open pace with Sodwana Bay. Time of the mile was 1:56.3 for Sodwana Bay who prevailed over Brodys Leona (MacPherson) and Ramblinglily (Murphy). Sodwana Bay is trained by Barrieau for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, N.S., and Howmac Farms Ltd., of North Wiltshire, P.E.I.
Barrieau’s other victories were with State Of Play in 1:59.3 for trainer Tom Weatherbie of Charlottetown, and with Lincoln Seelster and Starcastic in identical miles of 1:59.2 both for trainer Jackie Matheson of Stratford.
By Nicholas Oakes