Shock The Rock jolts Charlottetown

01:27 PM 31 Aug 2014 NZST
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Corey MacPherson, harness racing
Corey MacPherson drove Shock The Rock

Fresh off taking a new lifetime mark in his last start Shock The Rock converted of a perfect second over trip to take the Saturday night feature at Red Shores' Charlottetown in 1:56.3 for driver Corey MacPherson.

 
Eagle Jolt blasted off the gate from the rail before relinquishing Touch Of Lightning to the lead in :27.4, after clearing at the quarter he laid down fractions of :57.3 and 1:27.3 before Shock The Rock flipped three wide around the final strides to nail Eagle Jolt up the passing lane. Tempo Seelster was third.
 
The win gave the duo of trainer Blair MacLeod and MacPherson two wins on the card, winning earlier with Gramercy Hanover. MacPherson picked up a triple winning with Pacific Oak. Bethany MacLeod owns Shock The Rock.
 
It was a night of multiple victories. Jason 'The Blue Knight' Hughes also head a hat trick on the card including a training double from his own stable. He started things off with Camco Tom Tom for trainer Tom Weatherbie. He followed that up with Tobins Lady and Silverhill Blaze from his own stable.
 
Veteran driver Walter Cheverie continues to stay hot, picking up a driving double on the card. He picked up a shocking victory in the evenings trot class winning with J K Queen in 2:02.3 for owners Norman Clarey and Joe Smallwood. The seven-year-old daughter of Nikes Image returned $86.60 to his backers. Cheverie than closed out the card with a wire-to-wire victory aboard Leading Camdidate.
 
Six hours after picking up a victory in the Maritimer in Saint John the connection of owner Reg MacPherson, trainer Kevin MacLean and driver Marc Campbell teamed up to score the fastest mile of the night winning with Forever Paradise in 1:55.1.

by Bo Ford, for Red Shores

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