No­great­mis­chief horse to beat

Chev­erie favoured in both fea­tures tonight in Char­lot­te­town

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS - Com­plied by Ni­cholas Oakes For Red Shores.

No­great­mis­chief was in the tri­ac­tor in the Gover­nor’s Plate con­so­la­tion and now gets sta­tus as the morn­ing line favourite as rac­ing re­sumes tonight at Red Shores at the Char­lot­te­town Driv­ing Park.

First race post time is 6:30 p.m. for the 10-dash pro­gram with Wal­ter Chev­erie driv­ing and train­ing No­great­mis­chief from Post 3 in the $2,100 fea­tured pace in Race 9.

Race an­a­lyst Les MacIsaac likes the chances of Chev­erie land­ing in the win­ner’s cir­cle with No­great­mis­chief.

“Af­ter three starts No­great­mis­chief should be just about where he wants to be from a con­di­tion­ing stand­point,” MacIsaac said. “He also gets a heap­ing help­ing of class re­lief af­ter tack­ling the bearcats for two starts at Sum­mer­side. He looks like the one they’ll have to knock off.”

Chev­erie co-owns the sixyear-old son of Bet­tor’s De­light with John Thomp­son of Char­lot­te­town. No­great­mis­chief was third in Satur­day’s $5,000 Gover­nor’s Plate con­so­la­tion at Red Shores at Sum­mer­side Race­way while pac­ing in 1:55.4.

His com­pe­ti­tion tonight comes in the form of Post 2 starter Star­cas­tic with Brian MacPhee at the lines for trainer Jackie Mathe­son fresh off a nosed-out fin­ish in 1:55.1 the same night in Sum­mer­side.

A pair of top pac­ers will ride two-race win streaks into the event, in­clud­ing The Big Bite off the rail with Thane Arse­nault in the bike and Elm Grove Ka­boom with Post 6 for train­er­driver Earl Smith.

Other en­tries in­clude Mach Of Bal­ly­keel (Gary Chap­pell), Nar­ra­gansett (Ja­son Hughes) and Darth Bader (Ed Har­vey).

The top trot of the night hits the track in Race 3 as Holy Molie Mag­gie draws clear of open com­pany and gets Post 4 for driver Chev­erie, co-owner and trainer Jeff Holmes of Or­well and co-owner Trevor Mac­Don­ald of Ver­non Bridge.

The $1,700 class has Chap­pell con­trol­ling the rail for the Glenn Clay­bourne-trained Wedge­wood while I Aint No Lady gets Post 2 with Hughes at the lines for Garth and San­dra Cole of Kens­ing­ton.

The backup pace is sched­uled for Race 10 with IDK the favourite with Ken Mur­phy in the bike for trainer Deanna Clow with Tempo Seel­ster (Hughes) and Si­mon Said (Chev­erie) listed as top en­tries.


Wal­ter Chev­erie drives No­great­mis­chief in a race at Red Shores at Sum­mer­side Race­way ear­lier this sum­mer.

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