Two divisions of the PEI Colt Stakes highlighted Thursday evening’s 12-race card at Red Shores Charlottetown, and Waiting On A Woman became one of the fastest trotters to ever tour the half-mile oval
thanks to her 1:58.4 triumph.
Corey MacPherson mapped out the winning trip for Waiting On A Woman, who led the field to the quarter pole in :29.3 before feeling pressure. According to the chartline, Maple Leaf Spirit brushed to the lead past the quarter pole and then had both Waiting On A Woman and The Iceman Aireth double parked to his outside at the mid-way point in a :59-second clip. Maple Leaf Spirit still held rail control with Waiting On A Woman still camped at his flank at the three-quarter pole in 1:28.4. The leader weakened late, and that allowed Waiting On A Woman to use a :30-second kicker to post the 1:58.4 decision. It was 1-1/4 lengths back to runner-up Maple Leaf Spirit, with B J High Meadow a five-dollar cab ride back in third.
Trainer Mitch Tierney co-owns the son of Northern Bailey-Southwind Faith with David Tierney of Cornwall, NB, and together the partners have watched the gelding assemble a 5-0-1 record in eight starts this season. The 15-time winner has stashed away $53,795 in purse earnings to date.
The 1:58.4 performance lowered Zip The Lip’s former track record of 2:00.3, and it matched the all-age record held jointly by the older trotting gelding, Moblessinsdinblues.
Contrary to the name of the stake – the PEI Colt Stakes – a filly took home the hardware in the lone division for the two-year-olds earlier on the card.
My Daisy Duke front-stepped to her 2:06 triumph in that tilt for trainer/driver Ronnie Gass. The daughter of Northern Bailey-Dusty Lane Buck led through panels of :30.1, 1:01 and 1:34 before using a :32-second final quarter to seal the deal by 1-1/2 lengths. Sweetwater Rukkus was next best, with Majian Dillion taking home the show dough.
Jonathan MacDonald of North Wiltshire, PEI bred and owns the rookie, who now boasts a 3-3-1 record in nine tries. The $4,455 payday bumped her earnings to $20,514.
To view results for Thursday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Thursday Results – Red Shores Charlottetown.