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Woodmere Finesse demolishes Charlottetown Driving Park feature

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – There was nothing standing in the way of Woodmere Finesse over a sloppy track Thursday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Gilles Barrieau was in the bike for the winning trip in the $1,700 featured pace as she took control at the half-mile marker and widened her advantage at every station en route to a 1:57.1 romp by 10-lengths.

One Hot Camshaft (Ken Murphy) was second followed by Drivingthedragon N (Jason Hughes). Jeff Lilley trains Woodmere Finesse for owner Edward Maher of Lower Sackville, N.S.

Sports Highlights scored her third win in a row with a 2:04.3 victory on the off-track for driver Barrieau and trainer Todd Walsh of Charlottetown.

The program featured a pair of $2,500 classes for two-year-old pacers.

Westward Whim captured the $2,500 event for O’Brien eligible two-year-old pacing colts for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer John Clarey and owner Michael Clarey of Montague.

The Devils Cut and driver David Dowling overpowered the field of $2,500 Lady Slipper eligible two-year-old pacing fillies with a 2:04.1 win. The daughter of Malicious is owned and trained by Chris MacKay of French River.

– Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores


Harness racing results from Thursday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Race 1 – Rocyroad Slimjim (K. Murphy) 4.90 2.60 2.30; Oh To Be You (D. Dowling) 2.10 2.10; Lyndale Coco (J.Hughes) 2.10.

Times: 30.4, 101.2, 132.3, 202.2. Also running: I Can Do It, Lilbootsinparadise. Winning horse owned by Robert Phillips, Belfast. Exactor 1-3 $12.30; Triactor 1-3-2 $12.80.

Race 2 – Sailor Blue (C. MacPherson) 16.30 6.50 4.00; Guccios Office (K. Murphy) 2.30 2.50; Oceanview Mini (K. Arsenault) 2.60.

Times: 31.1, 102.4, 133.3, 204.3. Also ran: Diamond Mine, Tickle Trunk, Hello Chipper. Winning horse owned by Cynthia MacDonald and Yossi Martonovich, Montague. Exactor 1-5 $76.30; Triactor 1-5-2 $133.50; Superfecta 1-5-2-6 $228.65; Daily Double $78.70.

Race 3 – The Devils Cut (D. Dowling) 6.30 3.90 2.10; Howmac Maragita (K. Arsenault) 2.90 2.10; Elm Grove Nanci (K. Murphy) 2.10.

Times: 30.2, 100.2, 132.3, 204.1. Also ran: Shadowcross Genni, R ES Payton. Winning horse owned by Chris MacKay, French River. Exactor 2-5 $18.30; Triactor 2-5-1 $26.80.

Race 4 – Bignprecious (K. Arsenault) 7.50 2.10 2.10; Fleurje (J. Hughes) 3.20 2.10; Vintage Winner (C. MacPherson) 2.10.

Times: 29.2, 100.2, 131.4, 200.4. Also ran: Bugtown Superstar, Sweet Sour Puss, Female Finesse, R ES Kate. Winning horse owned by Garth Cole, Kensington. Exactor 4-5 $35.10; Traictor 4-5-1 $149.90; Superfecta 4-5-1-6 $33.25.

Race 5 – Westward Whim (C. MacPherson) 17.40 9.60 2.70; Oceanview Helios (W. Cheverie) 2.20 2.10; J J Superman (A. Sorrie) 2.10.

Times: 31.4, 104.2, 136.1, 206.1. Also ran: Boom Boom Gigolo, Paddy Murphy. Winning horse owned by Michael Clarey, Montague. Exactor 1-3 $74.80; Triactor 1-3-5 $135.30.

Race 6 – Majian Tango (J. Ripley) 4.20 3.70 2.10; Frill Seeker (K. Arsenault) 2.20 2.10; Dusty Lane Jacob (C. MacPherson) 3.10.

Times: 30.4, 100.4, 132.1, 202.1. Also ran: Suicide Shift, Majian Chester. Winning horse owned by Marylea Ripley, Amherst, N.S. Exactor 3-5 $39.30; Triactor 3-5-4 $52.90.

Race 7 – Arc Light (M. Campbell) 6.80 5.60 5.60; Kant Katch Kaiden (D. Spence) 7.30 4.70; Saulsbrook Bailey (J. MacKenzie) 5.30.

Times: 30.3, 101.3, 132.1, 202.2. Also ran: Bayside Alexis, Atlantic Drive, Clare Hall Hanover. Winning horse owned by Grayland Farm, Pugwash, N.S. Exactor 2-6 $35; Triactor 2-6-3 $170.50.

Race 8 – Nikes Cowgirl (M. Campbell) 2.20 2.40 2.10; Sir Native (J. Hughes) 9.30 4.80; Sandhill Star (K. Murphy) 9.20.

Times: 29.2, 59.1, 130.2, 200.3. Also ran: Can Art, Delcie Hanover, What A Babe, Avid Yankee. Winning horse owned by James Struthers, Port Morien, N.S. Exactor 6-5 $8.90; Triactor 6-5-1 $59.60; Superfecta 6-5-1-2 $225.80.

Race 9 – Sports Highlights (G. Barrieau) 7.50 5.70 3.30; Kinross Kate (C. MacPherson) 6.60 3.10; House Of Style (M. Campbell) 4.10.

Times: 31.4, 103.4, 134.4, 204.3. Also ran: Bad Silver, Kahlua Morning, Gigolos Rose. Winning horse owned by Mystandardbed Racing and Michelle Jones, P.E.I. Exactor 5-3 $18.90; Triactor 5-3-1 $65.10; Superfecta 5-3-1-2 $24.99.

Race 10 – One Tough Nerd (K. Murphy) 7.50 5.70 3.30; Woodmere Soul (G. Barrieau) 6.60 3.10; Saulsbook Brave (M. Campbell) 4.10.

Times: 29.0, 58.3, 129.2, 200.1. Also ran: Miramonttogo, All Out, Windsun Rebel, Casimir Nunzio, Twin B Shadow. Winning horse owned by Clark Smith, Oyster Bed Bridge. Exactor 2-8 $198.60; Triactor 2-8-1 $236.10.

Race 11 – Woodmere Finesse (G. Barrieau) 4.40 4.90 2.10; One Hot Camshaft (K. Murphy) 19.00 4.20; Drivingthedragon N (J. Hughes) 2.10.

Times: 29.3, 57.2, 127.4 157.1. Also ran: Julep Hanover, Cougar Gal, Swingirl, Diduseethat. Winning horse owned by Edward Maher, Lower Sackville, N.S. Exactor 5-2 $30.30; Triactor 5-2-7 $48.10; Superfecta 5-2-7-6 $79.55.

Race 12 – Miss Sangria (A. Merner) 9.50 5.60 5.80; Perfect Raider (J. Hughes) 5.40 4.60; Good Luck Kathy (E. Smith) 4.40.

Times: 30.1, 102.1, 133.2, 202.3. Also ran: Outrageous Spirit, HP Rubis Joyce, Scoot Out Of Here, Caught Me Speeding, Selfie. Winning horse owned by Alex MacPHee, Clyde River. Exactor 2-1 $26.50; Triactor 2-1-6 $190.30; Superfecta 2-1-6-3 $41.71; Daily Double 5-2 $5.90.

Wager – $22,716.

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