One of the top young trainer/ driver combinations in the Maritimes drove away on Friday night with Lyndale Royal taking the coveted Kelti Burnett Memorial pace in 1:56.4 at Connell Park in Woodstock, N.B.
Driver Dale Spence Jr., and trainer Jonah Moase who have teamed up for track records like Big League in Saint John were back in form on Friday night. Lyndale Royal was winning hiswin for trainer Moase.
and Darth Vader were the early leaders in the race after a sizzling opening quarter of :27.1. Spence came calling early before the half and wore down the leader and scored a half-length win.
Joseph Michael ran out of race track late in the mile and got up to be second for. Veteran Dance Hanover was third ahead of a fading Darth Vader who wound up in fourth spot.
Racing continues on Monday, New Brunswick Day at Fredericton, post-time at 2:00 P.M.
by Scott Waddell, for HRNB