Mile Hill Wil­lie scores up­set win in P.E.I. Colt Stakes

Bar­rieau en­joys big night in sulky

Journal Pioneer - - SPORT - BY NICHOLAS OAKES

Gilles Bar­rieau ac­quired the lion’s share of the purse money as the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for trot­ters took the spot­light at Red Shores Race­track and Casino at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park on Thurs­day evening. Mile Hill Wil­lie teamed with Bar­rieau to win the lone $8,900 two-year-old P.E.I. Colt Stakes’ trot di­vi­sion in 2:02.4 in a mild up­set at 4-1 odds for owner Paul Mor­ri­son of Cardi­gan. The chest­nut son of Arm­bro Bar­ris­ter stalked the field from fifth on the rail as divi­sional leader Lit­tle Miss Win­nie cut out the frac­tions for driver Kenny Arse­nault. Lit­tle Miss Win­nie was nailed for the win in the stretch drive, but hung on for sec­ond. Get­ting Messi (Corey MacPher­son) fin­ished third to com­plete the $250.20 tri­ac­tor. In three-year-old P.E.I. Colt Stakes’ ac­tion, Bar­rieau vis­ited the win­ner’s cir­cle with Wind­mere­dontu­worry in a $6,200 di­vi­sion for trainer Terry Gal­lant of Sum­mer­side, who co-owns the son of Am­bro Bar­ris­ter with Eric John­ston of Sum­mer­side. Time of the mile for the de­fend­ing At­lantic Triple Crown win­ner was 1:59.3. West River Cindy padded her bankroll in the other di­vi­sion to give her over $18,000 in sea­sonal earn­ings for driver Kenny MacDon­ald, trainer Clare MacDon­ald and owner Ha­ley Shep­herd of Strat­ford. The Arm­bro Bar­ris­ter three­year-old was on top at ev­ery call for her win in 2:01.1. MacPher­son had three wins on the 12-dash pro­gram, in­clud­ing Holy Molie Mag­gie in 2:01.1, Dusty Lane Ja­cob in 2:00.3 and Swingirl in 1:58.1. Camp­bell vis­ited the win­ner’s cir­cle four times on the pro­gram to con­tinue his grip over the Red Shores Char­lot­te­town driv­ing stand­ings. The Winsloe driver won with Glas­gow Gra­cie in a 2:01.4 maiden score; Scoot Out Of Here in 1:58.2; House Of Style in 2:01.4, and Mal­abrigo in 1:57.2. Live rac­ing con­tin­ues in Char­lot­te­town on Satur­day, with two pro­grams at 1 and 7 p.m. The P.E.I. Colt Stakes for two- and three-year-old pac­ers will be fea­tured.

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