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Oh To Be Me pulls off upset at Charlottetown

02:11 PM 31 Oct 2014 NZDT
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Gary Chappell pulled off upset at Charlottetown

Charlottetown, PE – Oh To Be Me, at 24-1 odds, came flying late in the stretch to win the Thursday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. The long-shot paced to a new race record of 1:58 flat.

Owner-driver Gary Chappell mapped out of the trip opting to stay out of the speed duel between Forever Paradise and SOS Grappa as they cut fractions of 28.1, 57.2 and 1:27.2. The Big Bite (Mike Stevenson) rallied for second with Forever Paradise (Marc Campbell) fading to third. It was Chappell’s second winner on the program.

For All We Know and Chappell won the open mares pace in 1:56.4 for owner Bruce Wood, Marshfield and trainer Jackie Matheson. Matheson’s other trainee General Luckypercy was second while Willow Warrior took the show prize.

The evening’s trot class went to newcomer Warrawee Nuke for driver Kuri White. The trotter arrived from Ottawa and is now home to the Blayne White stable of Belle River, PE. The time of the mile was 2:02.1. Dunmore Chance was a nose off the winner for second with race favorite JK Queen finishing third.

Driver Walter Cheverie recorded a driving triple on the final night of the Drive for Charity promotion. Cheverie teamed up with Red Shores to raise money for their charity Sadie’s Place in the 2014 campaign. He had winners aboard Newsmaker, Bowyer Hanover and Fitelle who paid $38.70 to his backers for the win ticket.

Ken Murphy posted a driving double on the final Thursday night program of the season

Racing returns Saturday with a 1pm post time. Red Shores Summerside will host their final card of the season on Sunday at 1pm.

By Lee Drake, for Red Shores

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