Maple Leaf Noble seeking to extend winning streak

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Maple Leaf Noble renews his quest for a Canadian record for consecutive wins by a trotter when he faces eight rivals in a $1,575 trot class at Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre on Thursday night.

CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - Maple Leaf Noble renews his quest for a Canadian record for consecutive wins by a trotter when he faces eight rivals in a $1,575 trot class at Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre on Thursday night.

The four-year-old Black River-Oh That Treasure gelding is undefeated in 23 lifetime starts, but has been idle since last September when he was injured in a freak accident at the Montague, P.E.I. farm of breeder, co-owner Ralph Annear.

Maple Leaf Noble was to have raced in the Andrew Perry Memorial Trot at Summerside on July 14th, but was drawn because of track conditions.

Annear, who will drive Maple Leaf Noble from the rail position in his start back, says the trotter has completely recovered from a career-threatening leg injury.

Last year, he bettered the Maritime record when he notched his 23rd consecutive win.

The Canadian record for consecutive wins by a trotter is 30.

Rustico Trisox is working on his own win streak. The two-year-old Nikes Image filly picked up her third straight win when she trotted to a personal best of 2:07.2 to win a a $12,820 Atlantic Sires Stakes event for two-year-old trotters.

John Pineau drove the undefeated rookie for co-owner Myron Ford of Winsloe, getting up in the final strides to overtake Scarlet Destiny, another Nikes Image filly, driven by Darryl MacLean.

"At this stage in her career, I think she might be the best two-year-old I have ever raced." said Pineau, who noted that the filly has lowered her record in each of her three lifetime starts.

West River Redwing made it four wins in a row as the Lost Predator colt won a $12,520 Atlantic Sires Stakes three-year-old trot in 2:04 for Clare MacDonald, holding off Maple Leaf Opal (Willie Murphy) by a nose.

Atlantic Grand Circuit Week continues at Truro Raceway on Thursday night with three 'A' divisions of the Atlantic Sires Stakes for two-year-old pacing fillies on Sackville Downs Night.

In Truro, Dunachton Gale will be looking to extend his win streak to five in a row when he faces seven rivals in the $7,500 Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Cup on Saturday night at Truro Raceway.

The six-year-old stallion will be looking to repeat in the signature race of the season at the Bible Hill oval, where he won last year in 1:53.2, the fastest mile ever in Nova Scotia harness racing.

Organizations: Charlottetown Driving Park Entertainment Centre

Geographic location: CHARLOTTETOWN, Black River, Summerside Nova Scotia Truro

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