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CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A late break in stride by Shadows Mystery sealed the deal for Ramblinglily to win her second straight Fillies and Mares Open pace Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. Shadows Mystery was sent hard off the gate by driver Dale Spence to acquire the early lead in the $2,350 event with Ramblinglily also leaving well from post 7 to sit second. Fate was then in Ramblinglilys favour as Shadows Mystery made a break in stride racing towards three-quarters, handing over the lead to the Gary Chappell driven Ramblinglily en route to a 1:56.2 victory. The winning mare is co-owned and trained by Allan Jones along with fellow New Brunswick co-owner Normand Leger. Second went to West River Ambyr (Driven by Steven Shepherd) with Collective Wisdom (Gilles Barrieau) third. Osprey Impact delivered as the favourite in the $1,950 Open trot in 1:59.1 for the team of driver Walter Cheverie and owner-trainer Paul Larrabee. Freddie (Marc Campbell) was second while Holy Molie Maggie completed the triactor. Campbell had three wins on the weekday program as he inches closer to win number 2,000 of his career. The Winsloe driver now sits at 1,996 lifetime victories after winning with Izzies Angel in 1:58.4 for trainer Terry Gallant of Summerside, Scoot Out Of Here in 2:00.1 for trainer Vaughn Doyle of Charlottetown and Bignprecious in 1:57.2 for Garth Cole of Kensington. Tobinator won the top conditioned pace of the evening in 1:57.4 with Corey MacPherson at the controls in the $2,200 class for trainer Trevor Hicken and owner William Hicken of Vernon Bridge. Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 P.M. at Red Shores Charlottetown. For more information go to www.Redshores.ca. By Nicholas Oakes, for Red Shores

Red Shores Charlottetown witnessed some vintage harness racing Walter Cheverie driving in the evenings top races. Cheverie showed his patients in the evening top class with his own trainee Nogreatmischief waiting until the head of the lane and circled the field for a 1:56.4 victory. Ok Galahad released stable made to lead past the half both the Hughes trainees couldn't hold off the late charge. Cheverie is the owner of the top class winner. Ramblinglily returned to her winning ways in the Race 7 Open Mares with another Cheverie worst to first move for regular pilot Cheverie to complete the driving double. The Alan Jones trainee was saddled with the outside Post 6 and used a brush past the three quarters to overtake fraction setter and Spud Island Classic winner Shadows Mystery. Trainer Alan Jones co-owns with Norm Leger. 'Lily's' 10th win of the season was clocked in 1:56.4. Veteran campaigner Brian MacPhee had a hat trick on the 10 dash card winning with All The Weapons, Idealic Life and Celebrate Your Bet. Jason Hughes picked up a driving double on the card. Racing returns with an action packed card at Red Shores Summerside featuring the two-year-old colts and fillies in the Joe O'Brien and Lady Slipper Stakes. By Bo Ford

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