Ladylike Reaches Up In Charlottetown

Published: May 19, 2022 09:44 pm EDT

The passing lane was all it took for Ladylike to deliver as the betting favourite in the Thursday evening feature at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Gilles Barrieau was in the bike behind the Colin Johnson-trained Ladylike in the $3,200 Fillies and Mares preferred pace as they guarded the rail to sit second at the onset of the evening finale. Tobins Brownie (David Dowling) was hustled to the lead from Post 2 and got everything her own way with fractions of :29.4, 1:01 and 1:29.4 but found herself under siege in the final panel of the race by the first-over Dreamfair Zenfire (Marc Campbell). The stretch drive told the tale as Ladylike came up the inside to deliver a neck victory in 1:57.4 while Dreamfair Zenfire surged forward to finish second and Tobins Brownie settled for third. Debbie Element of Village Green holds the ownership papers of Ladylike.

The Melissa Rennie Stable was firing on all cylinders, winning three dashes on the program all with her partner Adam Merner in the race bike. T Ls Betty opened up the action with a 2:00.1 maiden breaking score in Race 1, followed by Ms Moyse winning Race 6 in 1:57.2 and Woodmere Rollily grinding away first-over to win Race 8 in 1:57.2.

Live harness racing continues Saturday evening at 6:30 p.m. at Red Shores Charlottetown. The new season at Red Shores Summerside opens on Monday. First post time is 1:00 p.m.

To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Charlottetown Driving Park.

(Red Shores)