No Plan Intended Tops P.E.I. Preferred Pacers

No Plan Intended winning at Charlottetown Driving Park
Published: November 19, 2023 05:53 pm EST

No Plan Intended served notice that he was back in the Sunday afternoon Preferred Pace at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. 

In the $3,800 featured pace, Jason Hughes steered No Plan Intended to a 1:53.4 first-over score for trainer Jennifer Doyle and owner Danny Birt of Vernon Bridge, P.E.I. Island Beach Boy (Brodie MacPhee) was second ahead of American Risk (Gilles Barrieau) and Time To Dance (Marc Campbell) in the field scratched down to just four starters. A former Gold Cup and Saucer runner-up, the five-year-old Up The Credit gelding last raced in Ontario before returning to Island soil for this winning effort. 

Dropping down from the top tier to the $3,450 Preferred 2 class, Fern Hill General and driver Brodie MacPhee fought off Middleton Terror (David Dowling) into the stretch then held on for the 1:55.4 victory by a head over the pylon-skimming Laughagain Hanover (Jason Hughes), with Navalny (Adam Merner) finishing third. Tom Weatherbie trains the four-year-old Malicious gelding for owners Peter Smith of Stratford, P.E.I., and Gerald Morrissey of Charlottetown, P.E.I.

Trainer/driver Corey MacPherson continued his hot streak with a triple from his Charlottetown stable. The Cornwall, P.E.I. reinsman won with Evil Vintage (1:55.4), Now Showing (1:56) and Melanies Magic (1:55.1) for a training/driving triple. He also drove Yaris Seelster to victory in 1:58.2 for trainer Michel Langis for the driving quadruple to give him a total of nine wins on the weekend.

The father-son team of trainer Clifford Murphy and driver Ken Murphy teamed up for a pair of victories with Tango Seelster (1:55.1) in race 12 and The Mad Dragon (1:57.4) in race four. Ken Murphy also steered Stonebeachlily (1:56.4) to victory in the race 15 finale for trainer Todd Hardy. 

Live harness racing continues on Saturday, Nov. 25 at 12:30 p.m.

To view Sunday's harness racing results, click the following link: Sunday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park.

(With files from Red Shores; Photo of No Plan Intended from an earlier win)