Day At The Track

Simon Said upsets Preferred

05:00 PM 12 Nov 2017 NZDT
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Mark Bradley seen here in action, harness racing
Mark Bradley seen here in action

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE - A perfect ride was all it took for Simon Said to defeat Prince Edward Island's top harness racing pacers Saturday afternoon at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at he Charlottetown Driving Park.

The Joey Squires trained pacer rewarded his backers with $28.80 for a $2 win ticket as he overpowered pacesetter Adkins Hanover (Driven by Corey MacPherson) in deep stretch. Mark Bradley engineered the two - hole ride and converted in into a trip to the historic Red Shores Charlottetown winner's circle in the $2,400 preferred pace in a mile time of 1:56.1. Race favorite Adkins Hanover was second with The Big Bite (Walter Cheverie) completing the $147.30 triactor ticket.

Simon Said is co-owned by Squires with partners Jack MacGillivray of Charlottetown and Albert MacGillivray of Middle Sackville, N.S.

Prettyndangerous prevailed in the $2,250 Open Mares Pace for driver Adam Merner and trainer Bo Ford, who co-owns with Arnold Myers of Charlottetown. The daughter of Armbro Deuce defeated Good Luck Kathy (Jason Hughes) with Hurricane Hill (Cheverie) third.

The $1,850 Open trot was a mild upset for Holy Molie Maggie and driver MacPherson in a 2:01.4 mile. The Jeff Holmes trainee powered past race favorite Freddie (Marc Campbell) with Wedgewood (Gary Chappell) third.

Red Shores leading driver Campbell had three wins on the 14-dash program including Woodmere Articblue in 1:59.1 and Charlottes Western in 2:00.1 from his own stable along with the Jack Arsenault trained American Captain in 2:00.1.

Ken Murphy also had a driving triple with Elm Grove Kaptain in 2:02.1 for trainer Molly Murphy, Fly With Max in 2:00.3 for trainer Bradley, and My Lucky Killean in 1:59.4 from the Clifford Murphy stable.

Hughes and Gilles Barrieau both had driving doubles. Check out for replays and more information.

By Nicholas Oakes For Red Shores

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