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Sock It Away soars at Charlottetown Driving Park

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

Sock It Away turned in the biggest performance of the night and his driver dominated the rest of the program Saturday at Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Corey MacPherson made five trips to the winner’s circle, including a devastating 1:53.2 victory in the $3,000 preferred pace with Sock It Away. The Kevin Maclean-trained son of Pang Shui was sent to the lead as the post-time favourite and delivered splits of 28, 56.2 and 1:24.3 before stopping the clock in 1:53.2 for a new career best time. Euchred (Walter Cheverie) was second while Czar Seelster (Mike McGuigan) was third.

The win was 29 for Sock It Away, who boosted his career bankroll to more than $127,000 for owner Reg MacPherson of Stratford.

Corey MacPherson started the night off with an early double as Knockout Punch captured the opener in 1:59.1 for trainer Kevin Gillis of Charlottetown, then Painted Desert was a winner in 1:59.2 for trainer Kerry Taylor of Stratford.

Hysteria delivered win three for the Cornwall driver as he sizzled the oval in 1:54.2 from the Michael Gallant stable, then the Stephen Gass-trained Screen Test captured the $2,700 preferred 2 pace in 1:55.4.

Tempo Seelster (Ken Murphy) won the Clan MacPhail Reunion pace in 1:56.1 for trainer Gary Poulton of Charlottetown.

Gillis had two training wins as he also won the finale with JK Express (Cheverie) in 2:00.1.

– Compiled by Nicholas Oakes for Red Shores.


CDP Results

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

Race 1 – Knockout Punch (C. MacPherson) 3.30 3.20 2.10; Kimball B (M. McGuigan) 22.40 3.40; Pay the Dos (W. Cheverie) 3.00.

Times: 29.2, 58.1, 1:28.2, 1:59.1. Also Ran: Tommy Tag, Shining Hour, J J Ella. Winning horse owned by Kurt Hughes and James Perrot, P.E.I. Exactor 3-2 $17.20; Triactor 3-2-5 $143.50; Superfecta 3-2-5-1 $347.85.

Race 2 – Painted Desert (C. MacPherson) 3.80 2.50 2.70; Fly With Max (K. Murphy) 3.70 3.40; Bold N Bad (G. Hennessey) 2.70.

Times: 28.4, 59.0, 1:29.4, 1:59.2. Also Ran: Anzula, C J Bluefin, Shadows In Town (DNF). Winning horse owned by Perry Burke, Quebec. Exactor 3-6 $15.90; Triactor 3-6-4 $21.80; Superfecta 3-6-4-2 $73.85; Daily Double 3-3 $4.50.

Race 3 – Foxwood Billy (K. Murphy) 3.50 2.70 2.10; Beechwood Tiger (M. Heffernan) 4.90 3.80; Sports Royalty (D. MacNeill) 2.80.

Times: 29.1, 59.0, 1:29.4, 1:59.3. Also Ran: Mayhem Man, Fern Hill Dynamic, Rule The Air, LeaveItWithMe, J J Antonio. Winning horse owned by Donna Rector, P.E.I. Exactor 1-2 $37.30; Triactor 1-2-4 $281.10; Superfecta 1-2-4-5 $55.27.

Race 4 – The Big Bite (W. Cheverie) 8.30 3.50 2.20; ER Quinn (C. MacPherson) 4.50 2.50; Harbourlite Jerry (H. Shepherd) 2.10.

Times: 28.4, 58.3, 1:28.1, 1:57.4. Also Ran: Silverhill Buddy, Woodmere Chella, Goodmorning Ky. Winning horse owned by Deborah Wilson, Nova Scotia; John Arsenault, Ed Blaisdell, P.E.I.; and the estate of Donna McIver.  Exactor 3-4 $41.10; Triactor 3-4-2 $106.70; Superfecta 3-4-2-5 $28.30.

Race 5 – Desired Treasure (G. Hennessey) 14.00 2.50 2.20; TheGreatMaelstrom (K. Murphy) 2.10 2.10; Starcastic (R. Matheson) 2.30.

Times: 28.4, 59.1, 1:29.3, 1:59 Also Ran: All Turain, Miramonttogo, Zingers Laugh. Winning horse owned by Gisele Bernard, P.E.I. Exactor 5-2 $36.90; Triactor 5-2-3 $76.60; Superfecta 5-2-3-1 $39.56.

Race 6 – Tempo Seelster (K. Murphy) 24.60 5.20 2.70; Hes Marvalous (M. Heffernan) 3.20 2.30; Forever Paradise (M. McGuigan) 2.70.

Times: 28.4, 57.4, 1:26.4, 1:56.1. Also Ran: Give Em Heck, Zero Rate, J J Powerball, Team Edward. Winning horse owned by Gary Poulton and Dewar Burhoe, P.E.I. Exactor 2-3 $58.20; Triactor 2-3-5 $480.70; Superfecta 2-3-5-1 $52.04.

Race 7 – Hysteria (C. MacPherson) 5.60 3.30 2.10; Tobinator (K. Murphy) 2.80 2.10; Smart Official (W. Cheverie) 2.50.

Times: 27.4, 56, 1:24.4, 1:54.2. Also Ran: Perfect Escape, WhosUrWinner, Three Truths. Winning horse owned by Billy Mackinnon, Sandra Webster, Michael Gallant, P.E.I. Exactor 4-1 $9.10; Triactor 4-1-3 $29.60; Superfecta 4-1-3-6 $34.45.

Race 8 – Screen Test (C. MacPherson) 5.70 3.30 3.20; Mick Dundee – DH (D. MacNeill) 2.70 3.90; I C True Grit – DH (M. McGuigan) 2.30 2.50.

Times: 28.2, 57.1, 1:26.2, 1:55.4. Also Ran: Rockin Indy, Jeb, Creepin, Bank Of Dad. Winning horse owned by Kickin Horse Stable, P.E.I.; and William Andrew, Alberta. Exactor 7-1 $9.50 7-5 $7.50; Triactor 7-1-5 $17.90 7-5-1 $19.70; Superfecta 7-1-5-4 $47.55 7-5-1-4 $12.15.

Race 9 – Casimir Obama (M. McGuigan) 4.00 2.80 2.30; Rash B Havior (K. Murphy) 3.00 2.30; Jetta Flys (W. Cheverie) 3.10.

Times: 29.2, 59.1, 1:29, 1:57.4. Also Ran: Lincoln Seelster, Howmacs Dragonator, Rockys World, Mach Of Ballykeel. Winning horse owned by Darin MacKenzie, P.E.I. Exactor 1-2 $8.20; Triactor 1-2-4 $30; Superfecta 1-2-4-3 $45.95.

Race 10 – Sock It Away (C. MacPherson) 3.10 2.50 2.10; Euchred (W. Cheverie) 2.50 2.50; Czar Seelster (M. McGuigan) 3.10.

Times: 28.0, 56.2, 1:24.3, 1:53.2. Also Ran: Bugsy Maguire, RollWithItHarry, Adkins Hanover. Winning horse owned by Reg MacPherson, P.E.I. Exactor 1-5 $6.20; Triactor 1-5-3 $15.60; Superfecta 1-5-3-6 $22.55.

Race 11 – J K Express (W. Cheverie) 3.20 3.60 2.10; Twin B Shadow (N. Oakes) 3.90 3.10; CaughtFoolinAround (K. Murphy) 6.30.

Times: 29.1, 1:00.2, 1:30.1, 2:00.1. Also Ran: Dees Boy, Woodmere Soul, Rockstar Drums, Sanchez Blue Chip, TheBestOfMe. Winning horse owned by James Perrot, P.E.I. Exactor 5-3 $7.70; Triactor 5-3-8 $95.40; Superfecta 5-3-8-2 $78.57; Daily Double 1-5 $14.40.

Wager – $34,188.

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