Pinner 8-race streak ended by Cambest Kisser

12:20 PM 19 Jan 2014 NZDT
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Cambest Kisser ended Pinner's 8-race winning streak

Charlottetown, PE - Cambest Kisser, with catch-driver Kenny Arsenault in the bike, won the afternoon feature at Red Shores Saturday. The CDP oval was rated as good with a three second variant due to rain that fell most of the week.

Pinner, the heavy post time favorite, put in a great race but finished second ending his winning streak at eight.

Arsenault engineered the trip by coasting away fifth while a front end battle ensued between Miracle Matts (Corey MacPherson) and the race favorite, in line to Marc Campbell, on route to the opening quarter in a blistering 28.1 over the off track. Once Miracle Matts made the lead Campbell put the Brian Ladner trainee back on the point with the half mile reached in 59.1 and the three-quarter station charted in 1:29.4 with pressured being applied to the leader from Panacotta (Blaine Baglole) from the outside.

Cambest Kisser, owned by Donald and Steven MacRae of Vernon Bridge, came flying from the backfield to catch a fading Pinner in the stretch. The mile time was 2:01. Miracle Matts hung on for third.

Buckling Banbury won the open trot in 204.2 for Corey MacPherson and co-owners Bill, Brian and Blake Andrew. Fraction setter Zip the Lip was second with Delta Dental third.

Campbell and MacPherson recorded driving doubles.

A scary situation unfolded in the first race when one of the reins broke on Glencove Victor just as the wings folded on the starting gate. Driver Mike McGuigan tried to control the runaway horse even attempting to reach up and grab the rein while going along the outside surface of the track. McGuigan had to jump off the bike just seconds before the horse crashed through the outside fence. Remarkably, Glencove Victor walked away without any injuries. McGuigan returned to driving duty after the incident.

For complete results go to www.redshores.ca

by Lee Drake for Red Shores

 

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