Irish Ray worked his way from the backfield to reach up for the lion’s share of the $20,200 Brian Andrew Memorial Stakes for two-year-old trotters Thursday (Sept. 22) evening at Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at the Charlottetown Driving Park.
The two-year-old son of Muscle Through It trotted to his eighth straight victory from as many lifetime starts for trainer-driver Marc Campbell and owners Three Wisemen Stable of Kingston, P.E.I. Camco Erin set the tempo in the lone stakes event of the night as driver Mike McGuigan sent the My MVP filly to the lead from post one and parked out post three starter Gettin Salty (Corey MacPherson) through fractions of :29.3 and :59.1. Irish Ray began his advance second-over heading to the half, then tipped three-high on his way to the 1:30.2 three-quarters. The undefeated trotter took dead aim at the lead coming off the last turn and got up for a length-and-a-quarter score in 2:02.1. Camco Erin was second ahead of Windemeregotmuscle (Jason Hughes).
Trainer-driver Campbell made a quartet of trips to the winner’s circle after Irish Ray as he also steered Filly Forty Seven to a 1:55.3 victory, Arc Light to a 1:58.4 win and The Lady Sheriff to a 1:56.1 score.
Atlantic Star (McGuigan) won the $2,850 featured pace in 1:56.3 for owner Mike Pollard of Stratford, P.E.I.
Mile Hill Willie got up in the stretch drive to win the $2,800 Open Trot in 1:59.2 for driver Gilles Barrieau, trainer and co-owner Paul Morrison and co-owner John Breau of New Brunswick.
Live racing continues on a rescheduled Sunday evening program in Charlottetown kicking off at 4 p.m.
To view Thursday's harness racing results, click the following link: Thursday Results - Charlottetown Driving Park