Nogreatmischief searches for repeat performance
Harness racing returns tonight to the Charlottetown racetrack
Nogreatmischief will be looking for more of the same in the Thursday night feature after scorching the track in his latest effort at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
First-race post time for the 12-dash card is 6:30 p.m., with Nogreatmischief the morningline choice in the Race 12 $2,100 feature event.
Walter Cheverie trains and drives the son of Bettor’s Delight that he also co-owns with John Thompson of Charlottetown. The pacer was a winner in 1:55.2 in his latest start, and gets Post 5 to work with this week.
Narragansett was third in last Thursday’s feature to Nogreatmischief, but is saddled with Post 8 this week for driver Jason Hughes. Starcastic gets rail control for Gilles Barrieau.
Race analyst Les MacIsaac thinks a repeat is a real possibility for Nogreatmischief.
“As good as Nogreatmischief has been the past couple of years, he was never better than he was last time,” MacIsaac said. “When you couple that performance with the positive trend of dropping his time in every start, they’ll have their hands full keeping him from doubling up.”
Tempo Seelster (Vincent Poulton), The Big Bite (Kenny Arsenault), Darth Bader (Ed Harvey), Zingers Laugh (Mike McGuigan) and Alberta Sky (Ken Murphy) round out the field.
The Race 3 $1,850 open trot will feature the Red Shores Charlottetown and Summerside track record holders square off. Charlottetown track record holder Freddie has Post 6 in the field of seven, with trainer Marc Campbell at the lines for the Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston.
Osprey Impact, fresh off a Summerside track-record performance of 1:57.2 in her latest start, has Post 7. Cheverie does the driving for owner-trainer Paul Larrabee of Belle River.
Other open trot entries include I Aint No Lady (Hughes), Holy Molie Maggie (Barrieau), Dusty Lane Jacob (Adam Merner), Wedgewood (Gary Chappell) and Zip The Lip (Brian MacPhee).