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Majian Tango circles open trot field at Charlottetown Driving Park

Evening Maelstrom, with Ken Murphy in the bike, leads the field around the turn after coming down the backstretch Thursday in Race 7 at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Evening Maelstrom, with Ken Murphy in the bike, leads the field around the turn after coming down the backstretch Thursday in Race 7 at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park. - Jason Malloy
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

All the open trot attention has been on the rivalry between Star Photo and Freddie but Majian Tango had something to say about that Thursday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

In line to Jim Ripley, Majian Tango got away last in the compact field of five contesting the $2,250 open trot but used a three-wide brush at the three-quarter pole to swoop his competitors and stop the clock in 1:58.3. Freddie (Marc Campbell) set the fractions and had to settle for second with Star Photo (Jason Hughes) third. 

Marylea Ripley of Amherst, N.S, owns Majian Tango. It was one of two wins on the card for the Ripley family as Majian Gilroy won the $2,050 back-up trot as the longest shot on the board in 2:00.4.

Julep Hanover landed on the wire first in the top pace of the night in the evening finale. Driver Kenny Arsenault sent the Wade Myers-owned and trained mare to the front from Post 7 in the $2,000 class and controlled every fraction en route to a 1:57.2 mile. Charlottes Western (Campbell) was second while One Hot Camshaft (Ken Murphy) completed the $587 triactor.

The combination of trainer Tom Weatherbie of Charlottetown and driver Mark Bradley had a pair of trips to the winner’s circle both with Ontario-bred two-year-olds. Thinking Out Loud filly Smiling Dialing won the first dash of the evening in 2:00.1 for owner Doug MacPhee of New Haven, then the Betterthancheddar rookie lass Bettorthanbobbi disposed of her maiden status with a 2:00 score in the Race 5 Stars For Life Foundation Pace for Bradley, Weatherbie and owner Ian Smith of Charlottetown.

  • Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.

CDP Results 

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

Race 1 – Smiling Dialing (M. Bradley) 3.00 2.10 2.10; DustyLaneBukinFuty (C. MacPherson) 2.70 2.40; All For Nutn (K. Murphy) 6.60.

Times: 30.4, 1:01.4, 1:32.1, 2:00.1. Also Ran: Howmac Margarita, Camco In A Hurry, Glasgow Gracie. Winning horse owned by Doug MacPhee, P.E.I. Exactor 1-6 $4.90; Triactor 1-6-2 $23.90; Superfecta 1-6-2-4 $81.90.

Race 2 – Hurricane E J (D. Sweet) 16.50 6.30 3.60; R ES Kate (D. Neill) 5.90 3.50; Oceanview Beemer (S. Murphy) 2.60.

Times: 28.4, 1:00.1, 1:30.3, 2:02.2. Also Ran: WindemereImAlright, Royal Native, Briannas Angel, Mia Lotta, C L La Rousse. Winning horse owned by Donald and Dana Sweet, P.E.I. Exactor 1-4 $144.90; Triactor 1-4-5 $181.10; Superfecta 1-4-5-8 $244.15; Daily Double 1-1 $11.80.

Race 3 – March Magic (J. Hughes) 6.20 3.60 2.40; WindmereNoHarmDone (K. Arsenault) 2.20 2.20; Fern Hill Delight (D. Dowling) 3.10.

Times: 28.4, 58.4, 1:29.1, 1:59.2. Also Ran: Skycrew, Southern Heart, Tobins Hope. Winning horse owned by Kurt Hughes and Peter MacPhee, P.E.I. Exactor 5-2 $12; Triactor 5-2-1 $26.90; Superfecta 5-2-1-4 $26.80.

Race 4 – Buckaroo (M. Campbell) 2.60 2.50 2.10; Mr Caper (G. Chappell) 4.00 2.70; Frill Seeker (K. Arsenault) 2.10.

Times: 29.3, 58.3, 1:30.3, 2:01.2. Also Ran: Osprey Delta, Parkdale, Majian Dillon, Trade Ya For Alady. Winning horse owned by Larry and Kathy Chappell, P.E.I. Exactor 6-3 $8.30; Triactor 6-3-7 $20.20; Superfecta 6-3-7-5 $20.80.

Race 5 – BettorThanBobbi (M. Bradley) 5.20 3.20 2.10; Girl With Attitude (K. Murphy) 2.50 2.10; Nobodys Shadow (M. Campbell) 2.20.

Times: 30.2, 1:00.4, 1:30.4, 2:00. Also Ran: Akrotiri, Still Owing, I Can Do It, J J Alexa, Dear You. Winning horse owned by Ian Smith, P.E.I. Exactor 2-4 $8.30; Triactor 2-4-1 $17.30; Superfecta 2-4-1-6 $62.80.

Race 6 – Majian Tango (J. Ripley) 9.30 5.50 2.30; Freddie (M. Campbell) 3.30 2.10; Star Photo (J. Hughes) 2.30.

Times: 29.1, 59.1, 1:29.1, 1:58.3. Also Ran: Hop Up, Suicide Shift. Winning horse owned by Marylea Ripley, Nova Scotia. Exactor 3-4 $21.90; Triactor 3-4-5 $47.20; Superfecta 3-4-5-2 $94.69.

Race 7 – Avid Yankee (J. Hughes) 21.10 7.30 3.00; Cougar Gal (M. Campbell) 3.90 2.70; Swingirl (C. MacPherson) 2.50.

Times: 29.1, 59.4, 1:30.3, 2:00.1. Also Ran: Evening Maelstrom, Private Dancer, The Devils Cut. Winning horse owned by Allison Ramsay, P.E.I. Exactor 2-6 $395.60; Triactor 2-6-5 $359.50; Superfecta 2-6-5-4 $64.77.

Race 8 – Majian Gilroy (J. Ripley) 28.90 6.60 3.30; Sailor Blue (K. Murphy) 3.20 2.70; Wedgewood (G. Chappell) 2.90.

Times: 29.2, 58.3, 1:30.1, 2:00.4. Also Ran: Diamond Mine, Scary Good, Professor Gordon. Winning horse owned by Marylea Ripley, Nova Scotia. Exactor 1-3 $108.70; Triactor 1-3-2 $263.60; Superfecta 1-3-2-4 $42.05.

Race 9 – Scoot Out Of Here (M. Campbell) 4.00 2.60 2.10; Selfie (M. McGuigan) 5.10 2.80; Brief Interlude (C. MacPherson) 3.10.

Times: 28.2, 58.1, 1:28.4, 2:00.1 Also Ran: Minor Wisdom, Vintage Winner, Mach An Angel, Sandhill Star. Winning horse owned by Darla Jay, P.E.I. Exactor 5-6 $9.30; Triactor 5-6-2 $214.90; Superfecta 5-6-2-4 $48.64.

Race 10 – Tell Me Why (C. MacPherson) 10.30 4.10 4.10; Windemere Nancy (D. Dowling) 6.70 4.80; What A Babe (M. McGuigan) 3.40.

Times: 28.2, 59.1, 1:29.2, 1:58.4 . Also Ran: Killean Finale, Outrageous Spirit, HP Rubis Joyce. Winning horse owned by Joseph Macdonald and Alexis Gass, P.E.I. Exactor 3-4 $62.10; Triactor 3-4-1 $269.90; Superfecta 3-4-1-5 $101.86.

Race 11 – Julep Hanover (K. Arsenault) 10.10 4.70 2.50; Charlottes Western (M. Campbell) 4.00 3.30; One Hot Camshaft (K. Murphy) 2.90.

Times: 28.1, 58.3, 1:28.3, 1:57.2. Also Ran: Miss Sangria, Dreas Good Powow, PayTheLineBlueChip, PrettyNDangerous. Winning horse owned by Wade Myers, P.E.I. Exactor 7-5 $49.10; Triactor 7-5-4 $587; Daily Double 3-4 $46.60.

Wager – $36,505.

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