Veronicavermillion wins fillies, mares open pace at CDP

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Veronicavermillion and driver Brodie MacPhee made a late dash from the back of the field to claim the fillies and mares open pace Thursday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

The Neil Bambrick-trainee collared the leaders to win in 1:57.3 for owner Alex MacPhee of Cornwall. Silky Britches finished second with stablemate and fraction-setter Andro Madi completing the triactor. It was MacPhee’s second win of the night.

Diamond Mine, with Willie Murphy in the bike, won the  trot class in 2:05 for trainer and co-owner Cindy MacDonald of Montague and co-owner Tanya MacKinnon of Souris. BJ Eldorado was second with Glencove Umay third.

Narragansett won the Allie Campbell pace for driver Jason Hughes and the Foxyhall Racing stable of Summerside. The pacer picked off newcomer Eagle Jolt in deep stretch for his second victory in a row. The time of the mile was 1:56.2. The Hughes’ stable also won with Jeramaya and Beckenbauer.

Ron and Jackie Matheson recorded a driving and training double on the card. The father-son team scored with Waterhook and Artners in Crime. Ron is only eight victories away from career win 1,000.

Racing returns to the CDP on Saturday at 6 p.m.

(Compiled by Red Shores marketing and sales manager Lee Drake.)

Geographic location: Charlottetown Driving Park, Summerside, Crime

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