Doyle closing in on driving milestone
CHARLOTTETOWN – Nobestbfor won the Saturday night feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino.
The brown gelding toured the legendary Charlottetown Driving Park oval in 1:56.2.
Owner-driver Walter Cheverie sent the pacer to the front, and cruised through fractions of 28, 58.1 and 1:27.1 to seal the victory. Veronicavermillion was second for Brian MacPhee while Talk Back and Thane Arsenault completed the triactor. The 2-7-5 combination paid $238.70.
Majian Chester, with James Ripley in the bike, delivered as the post-time favourite in the trot class, winning in 2:02.1. Duvar Road (Norman Myers) and Dunmore Alpha (Ted Smallwood) rounded out the top three.
Ron Matheson had a driving double on the night. The former Charlottetown driving champion teamed up with trainer Darren Smith and owner Ernest Smith of Rocky Point to win with Yankee No More in 2:00.3. Matheson came back with Keystone Dimitri, trained by his son Jackie for owner Shirley Weeks of Hunter River, in 1:58.2 in the 10th race.
Driver Vaughn Doyle notched his 998th career win behind Trump Play for Bill Kinney of Hunter River. Doyle only needs two victories to join the 1,000-win club.