With the inside post advantage, Carnivore took control of the field in the featured $2,200 Preferred Pace and never looked back en route to his first win of the season on Saturday at Charlottetown Driving Park
John Holmes rated the six-year-old son of Real Desire through fractions of :28.3, :58.4, and 1:28.1 before hitting the wire in 1:56.2. Carnivore is trained by Earl Watts for the Lucky Seven Stable of North Wiltshire, P.E.I. Oakrock Almighty followed two and a half lengths behind in second while Bet The House inherited the show spot after third-place finisher Arabica was placed back to last for causing early interference to Outlawpositivcharg.
Saulsbrook Balance went wire-to-wire to win the $1,800 Open Trot by three and a half lengths in 2:02.1 in rein to Willie Murphy. The seven-year-old Nikes Image gelding, who carved out the race fractions of :29.2, 1:00.1 and 1:31.1, is now a perfect two-for-two this season for trainer Cynthia MacDonald, who shares ownership with Tanya MacKinnon of Souris, P.E.I. Flashy Image and Warrawee Jade finished second and third, respectively.
To view Saturday's harness racing results, click on the following link: Saturday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park.