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‘Dragonfire’ Looking To Blaze The CDP

Published: October 9, 2019 10:58 am ET

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On Thursday (Oct. 10) at Red Shores’ Charlottetown Driving Park, Mrs Dragonfire will be looking to utilize her Post 1 start to full advantage.

The CDP’s 12-dash Thursday card will get underway at 6:30 p.m. The program’s $2,000 featured pacing dash will line up for the evening finale.

Mrs Dragonfire will take on a field of pacing mares with driver Dale Spence in the bike for owner-trainer Reg Ferguson of Charlottetown. The four-year-old daughter of Dragon Again recovered from an early break in stride last week to rally late and finish second by a neck in 1:59.4. Gilles Barrieau was in the bike for that start, but the New Brunswick reinsman has elected to drive Post 5 starter Collective Wisdom from the Jackie Matheson stable on Thursday. Post 7 belongs to Rocknrols Image (to be driven by Jason Hughes), who is coming in fresh off of a 1:58.1 victory.

Race analyst Les MacIsaac sees redemption in Mrs Dragonfire's future.

"An early break, a long tough trip and broken equipment should be enough of an indication that last time out it simply wasn't her day, but to her credit she still ended up second," MacIsaac said. "Off that performance and with rail control, she's quite possibly the one to beat."

The field will also feature Elm Grove Misty (Dave Kelly), Dorabella (Ken Murphy), Charlottes Western (Marc Campbell), Julep Hanover (Wade Myers) and Dancers Pass (David Dowling).

The Town of Stratford Pace will line up for Race 4. Finnish Your Way will be looking to overcome Post 8 in her three-year-old debut after having won his last two starts as a rookie last fall. Barrieau trains and drives the daughter of Bettors Delight for owners Wayne MacRae of Fall River, NS, and Bloomingwood Farms Ltd., of Ontario. Other top entries include Naxos (Kenny Arsenault) and Vintage Winner (Murphy).

For live video, race programs and more, head to redshores.ca.

To view the harness racing entries for Thursday at the CDP, click the following link: Thursday Entries – Charlottetown Driving Park.

(With files from Red Shores)


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