McJestic, MacPherson claim CDP feature

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McJestic, under the command of Corey MacPherson, tracked down pace-setter Hail the Taxi to win the Thursday night feature at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Time of the mile was 1:57 flat.

Troy Murray of Cornwall owns and trains the pacer.

Hail The Taxi finished second, with Tyber Champ and Rocky Schurman third after surging up the passing lane. The victory gave MacPherson a driving double after he drove BrookDale Heather to the fastest mile of the night – 1:56.4. Heather Neill of North Milton was the winning owner.

Motor Shark made it four in a row with a 1:57.1 performance for driver Jason Hughes. The son of Cams Card Shark wired the field for owners Arthur Jay and Tommy Collings of Mount Stewart.

 

Trot class

I Ain’t No Lady captured the trot class in 2:02.2 for driver Garth Cole and owner Sandra Cole of Kensington. Glencove Umay and Hopedale Dora completed the triactor. The 2-1-6 combination paid $127.60.

Juarez Cyclone, with co-owner Paul Morrison in the bike, notched their second win of the campaign scoring in the trot co-feature in 2:06.2. Paul Breau of Shediac Cape, N.B., co-owns the colt that turned back Lace (Brian Andrew) and Lets Trade Ladies (Garth Cole) in only his fifth start.

Honor Role won the Iwave Information Systems Pace for driver Brian Andrew and his co-owners Blake and William Andrew. The mare charted her third win in a row in 1:59.1

Mark Bradley and Jason Hughes also recorded driving doubles on the program.

Racing returns to the CDP oval on Saturday, with post time at 6 p.m. The national driving championship moves into Red Shores on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The top eight drivers in Canada will compete for a chance to represent Canada at the world driving championship in Australia. The event also features the Founder’s Cup $25,000 Invitational Pace, along with the Builder’s Cup Pace in honour of Doug Hill of Charlottetown and Eric Johnston of Summerside.

 

Organizations: Lets Trade Ladies, Iwave Information Systems Pace

Geographic location: Troy, North Milton, Canada Kensington Australia Charlottetown

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