No­great­mis­chief searches for re­peat per­for­mance

Harness rac­ing re­turns tonight to the Char­lot­te­town race­track

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

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.

Open trot

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).

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