With an inside post position to work from this week, Jackson K Down easily disposed of seven foes on his way to the winner’s circle Thursday evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Corey MacPherson engineered the winning trip, while taking a two-hole ride until past the five-eighths pole where he power moved to the front to cruise home in 1:58.2 by a seven-length margin. Race favourite Nogreatmischief (Driven by Walter Cheverie) was second in the $2,200 featured pace while third went to Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton).
Jackson K Down, a five-year-old son of Camystic, is trained by Stephen Mason for owner Stephen Downey of Quispamsis, NB.
Hop Up claimed the $1,950 Open trot with a 2:01.4 victory also with MacPherson at the lines. The Cornwall driver was in the seat for owner-trainer Keith Campbell of Tyne Valley. Second went to Majian Tango (Jim Ripley) while Professor Gordon (Jason Hughes) completed the Trifecta ticket.
MacPherson had a driving triple on the program as he also won with Dusty Lane Artiste in 2:02.1 for trainer Stephen Gass of Cornwall.
Meadowbranch Patsy was victorious in her East Coast debut winning a $1,350 trot class in 2:01.4 for driver Cheverie and trainer William Roloson, who co-owns the three-year-old daughter of Explosive Matter with Scott Roloson of Belfast and Princeton Farms Inc of Ontario.
To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Charlottetown Driving Park.