Charlottetown, PE - McJestic, under the command of , tracked down pace-setter Hail the Taxi to win the Thursday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The time of the mile was 1:57 flat. Troy Murray of Cornwall owns and trains the pacer.
Hail The Taxi finished second with Tyber Champ and Rocky Schurman third after surging up the passing lane. The victory gave MacPherson a driving double after he drove BrookDale Heather to the fastest mile of the night in 1:56.4. Heather Neill of North Milton was the winning owner.
Motor Shark made it four in a row with a 1:57.1 performance for driver. The son of wired the field for owners Arthur Jay and Tommy Collings of Mount Stewart.
I Ain't No Lady captured the trot class in 2:02.2 for driver Garth Cole and owner Sandra Cole of Kensington. Glencove Umay and Hopedale Dora completed the triactor. The 2-1-6 combination paid $127.60.
Juarez Cyclone, with co-owner Paul Morrison in the bike, notched their second win of the campaign scoring in the trot co-feature in 2:06.2. Paul Breau of Shediac Cape, NB co-owns the colt who turned back Lace () and Lets Trade Ladies (Garth Cole) in only his fifth start.
Honor Role won the Iwave Information Systems Pace for driverand his co-owners Blake and William Andrew. The mare charted her third win in a row in 1:59.1
The fastest mile of the night went to Brookdale Heather in 1:56.4 for owner heather Neill of North Milton.
and also recorded driving doubles on the program.
Racing returns Saturday at the CDP oval with a 6pm post time. The National Driving Championship moves into Red Shores Tuesday at 7pm. The top eight drivers in Canada will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the World Driving Championship in Australia. The event also features the Founder's Cup $25,000 Invitational along with the Builder's Cup pace in honor of Doug Hill, Charlottetown and Eric Johnston, Summerside,PE.
by Lee Drake, for Red Shores