Jul 31, 2012
Leading Camdidate Wins Red Shores Feature; Hughes Drives Five Winners
Charlottetown, PE – Leading Camdidate made a three-wide move down the backstretch surging from last to first to win the Saturday night Preferred Pace in 1:55.1 at Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
Carnivore, under the command of John Holmes, was flying late to take second while Eagle Luck, also trained by Hughes, completed the top three finish for catch-driver Mark Bradley. The 8-6-2 triactor paid 88.50.
The victory capped off a five win performance by driver Jason Hughes. The Stratford native, who is teaming up with Clark Nissan where every one of his wins sends twenty-five dollars to the Oak Acres Children’s Camp in the Drive for Charity event, got the evening started with a score in the opener with his two-year-old filly Crystal Cruise.
In other news, KingDom Come notched his fourth win in a row after Brian MacPhee guided the three-year-old gelding to top honors in 1:57.1 in race 9 while Diamond Mine won the evening’s trot class. Willie Murphy did the driving for owner Boyd Leslie of Crapaud and trainer Cindy MacDonald of Montague. Murphy’s second winner was aboard Shark Watch in the nightcap for Daryl & Anthony Creed of Montague.
It was a memorable night for driver Jack Panting. Panting, who is the grandson of veteran trainer-driver Ralph Annear, recorded his first win on home soil when he guided Sherrys Choise to a 2:01.3 victory for another owner from Eastern PEI Lewis McHerron of Montague. Panting notched his first lifetime win with Mullet Man at the Truro Raceway on Thursday night.
Racing is back to Red Shores Summerside on Wednesday. Post time is 7pm. Red Shores Charlottetown hosts race cards on Thursday at 7pm and Saturday at 6pm.