CHARLOTTETOWN, PE – The rivalry was renewed in the Saturday night preferred pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park and it didn’t disappoint.
Mr Irresistible and Adkins Hanover hooked up in the top pace and threw down speed usually reserved for the middle of the summer. Mr Irresistible captured the $2,400 event in 1:55.1 for driver Jason Hughes, conditioner Jennifer Trainor and owner Danny Birt of Stratford. Adkins Hanover laid down torrid front end fractions of 27.1, 55.4 and 1:25.1, in line to Corey MacPherson, and fought off a late challenge from Junebugs Baby (Ken Murphy) before Mr Irresistible rallied late to land in the winner’s circle. Adkins Hanover was second with Junebugs Baby finishing third.
Twin B Shadow was victorious in the $2,200 preferred 2 pace with to give driver Ken Murphy a driving double and trainer Nicholas Oakes a training double. The mile time was in 1:59.2 with Pictonian Storm (Wade Sorrie) second and D Bs Rosco third. Twin B Shadow is owned by Doug Matheson of Mount Albion and Stewart MacDonald of Charlottetown.
Gary Chappell had a pair of wins in the driver’s seat as he scored with Beau Seelster in 1:58.2 for trainer Kyle Wilkie and Lexis Mandy in 1:59.2 for Chris MacKay.
Live racing continues next Saturday at Red Shores Charlottetown.
By Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores