Cheverie, Murphy record driving hat tricks
Ken Murphy and Walter Cheverie are off to strong starts in the Governor’s Plate Week of harness racing.
Murphy and Cheverie each recorded driving hat tricks on Sunday afternoon’s opening card at Red Shores at Summerside Raceway.
One of Cheverie’s victories came in one of two $2,400 open mares paces on the 12dash program. Cheverie drove Ramblinglily to a 1:55.1 win in Race 5, and Adam Merner steered Prettyndangerous to a new race-win record of 1:54.4 mile in Race 7.
Trainer Allan Jones of Riverview, N.B., and Normand Leger of Shediac, N.B., own Ramblinglily, a seven-year-old bay mare by Articulator-Crafty Jewel-Drop Off.
Shadows Mystery was second, and Scirocco Miley Kay finished third. Trainer Bo Ford and Arnold Myers of Charlottetown own Prettyndangerous.
Woodmere Articblue was second while Good Luck Kathy came third after fractions of 28.1, 56.4 and 1:26.1.
There is no harness racing tonight in Summerside. The next live card is Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Atlantic Sires Stakes for two- and three-year-old trotters will be featured.