Plain Jane Prevails At Red Shores

Plain Jane
Published: May 25, 2023 10:11 pm EDT

Tracking her stablemate for the duration of the mile, Plain Jane got up for victory in the $3,300 Fillies and Mares Preferred Pace on Thursday evening (May 25) at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park. 

The wet night featured a three second variant on the track condition with Plain Jane converting a pocket trip to win the evening feature in 1:59.1 for driver Corey MacPherson, trainer Marc Campbell and owners Leigh and Faith Gavin of Sea Cow Pond. Race favourite and stablemate Dreamfair Zenfire (driven by Campbell) went to the lead through splits of :28.3, :58.3 and 1:29.3, but gave way late in the mile to fade to fifth while Plain Jane came off her back to win by a quarter-length at the finish over Ladylike (David Dowling) and Ill Tell Me Ma (Ken Murphy). 

The $3,100 Open Trot featured a dead heat in the win column with Sailor Blue (Murphy) and New Legacy (Adam Merner) landing on the line together in 2:01.2 over third place Jessiejesorjessica (Gilles Barrieau).

Sailor Blue - New Legacy Dead Heat

Jeff Holmes trains Sailor Blue for Cindy and Ambyr MacDonald and Yossi Martonovich while Colin Johnson handles the training duties of New Legacy for owners Debbie Element, Don MacNeill and Matt and David Burke. 

Labero delivered the upset of the evening in race six winning the $2,300 trotting event in 2:03.4 at 18-1 odds for driver Barrieau and trainer Randy Van Meer. 

Live racing continues Saturday evening at 6 p.m. at Red Shores Charlottetown and Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. at Red Shores Summerside featuring the P.E.I. Colt Stakes for three-year-old colt and filly pacers. 

To view Thursday's harness racing results, click the following link: Thursday Results - Red Shores at the Charlottetown Driving Park.

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