Capitalism wired the field to win the Sunday feature event at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Jason Hughes used rail control to his advantage as he sent the four-old son of Tell All to the front carving fractions of 28.3, 59.4 and 1:29.2 before cruising home in 29.3 seconds to stop the timer in 1:59 flat over the legendary CDP oval. McJestic (Brodie MacPhee) rallied for second with Tempo Seelster (Vince Poulton) completing the triactor. The 1-6-7 combination paid $81.
Hughes did the driving for owner Jason Collings of Mount Stewart and trainer Jason Hughes. It was the fourth winner of the day from the Hughes stable.
The Stratford native also nailed a driving triple with stable stars Isleofpalms (2:01.3), Blue Star Outlaw (1:59.1) and Bunny Mach (1:59.1).
Zip the Lip moved his winning streak up to four after beating his rivals in the open trot. Regular pilot Brian MacPhee left hard off the gate and took command of the race past the opening quarter. The trotter delivered as the post time favourite over Abundaspin and Majian Dillon for his ninth win from 26 seasonal starts for owners Donald Sweet and Orville Willis of O’Leary. The time of the mile was 2:02.2.
Marc Campbell recorded a driving double to reach five winners over the weekend.
Pinner, with Campbell in the bike, claimed the afternoon top class in a sparking 1:57.4 at the CDP.
It was Pinner’s third win in a row for trainer Brian Ladner and his co-owners Kevin and Lillian Ladner of Charlottetown.
Campbell, who enjoyed a driving triple on the day, fired Pinner off the gate from Post 3 to post fractions of 28.4, 58.3 and 1:27.4 for his eighth victory of 2013.
Compiled by Lee Drake, sales and marketing manager for Red Shores