Arc Light Upsets At Red Shores

Published: June 10, 2021 09:51 pm EDT

In line to a red hot Marc Campbell, Arc Light came first up and rewarded her backers in the featured Fillies and Mares preferred pace Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

Sent off at 6-1 odds in the $3,100 top event in race 11, Arc Light settled away third at the start while race favourite Woodmere Skyroller (Driven by Gilles Barrieau) cut out the opening fractions of :28.4 and :58.2. Campbell then committed Arc Light first-over before the three-quarters of 1:27.3 and saw his charge shake loose in the stretch drive for a 1:56.2 victory by three-quarters of a length over Woodmere Skyroller. Ladylike (David Dowling) completed the Triactor combination. Campbell also trains Arc Light for owners Crossroads Racing Stable of Stratford.

The Campbell barn was hot on the evening with a trio of winners in three straight races. Roselily won the Fillies and Mares Preferred 2 pace in 1:56.2 for trainer-driver Campbell followed by Freddie winning his 70th lifetime in 2:00.2 in the Horses & Geldings Open Trot. Campbell also scored a catch driving victory with The Time To Win (1:58.3) for trainer Ron Matheson.

Matheson had a trio of parades to the winner’s circle with his other two victories coming courtesy of driver Barrieau, who steered Outrageous Song (1:59.2) and Thebossisagirl (1:59.2) to wins. Barrieau also found the wire first with Wannashakeyourtree (1:57.2) from his own barn for a driving triple that continues his grip on the Charlottetown driving standings.

The $2,700 Fillies and Mares Open trot was claimed by Hop Up (2:00.2) for driver Corey MacPherson and owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Victoria West.

The father-son combination of trainer Clifford Murphy and driver Ken Murphy hooked a pair of wins on the night with a maiden breaking score for Fern Hill Flame (2:01.1) and the 26th lifetime win for Killean Finale (1:58.4).

Live racing continues Friday evening at Red Shores Summerside and Saturday evening at Red Shores Charlottetown with 6 p.m. post times for both cards.


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