Three Rivers, QC – The 3R Hippodrome harness racing map will focus on two-year-old foals and trotting girls on Friday with the opening round of the Future Stars Series for young trotters.
There will be three preliminary rounds of competition in the series with the top winners returning eight points on Sunday, September 12 for their respective $ 55,000 finals.
It is the ladies first at H3R on Friday with ten two-year-old trotting fillies who will enter the sixth race. The large field, eight on the starting grid and two trailers is cumbersome ground for trotting fillies, but a good test of their ability to stay at the trot with a lot of action expected.
The morning favorite is Lune Duharas from station six for coach-driver Denis Gueriel. The daughter of Muscular mass of Credit winner the mare, Moonglow, is a half-sister to Astre Duharas, who has a record of 1:59. Moonglow herself won $ 92,000 with a record 1: 56.2.
Coming from Mohawk Park, Lune Duhara only showed one qualifying start where she was second in a game by a neck clocking 2: 01.2. A repeat of that effort on the H3R half-mile oval will make her a winner on Friday.
Earlier this season, Gueriel said “” I will be at H3R for the final with this filly. A bold statement at the time that now seems to be coming true.
Another star in the field is local favorite Stella Alpha for coach driver Sylvain Tremblay, the best coach at H3R this season with 17 wins for his team.
Stella Alpha starts from post seven for driver Pascal Berube, who was on board the undefeated filly by Royalty for life. She’s two-for-two so far, remains at a trot but no real speed has yet been shown with her fastest win in 2: 09.2, but Tremblay says she will continue to improve her abilities and skills. speed as the season progresses.
Other contenders in the field include Judge Ga Ga (Palace of Justice), who led his second qualification at H3R from start to finish and moved from position 8 to driver Stéphane Brosseau. El Gio (post 1) for driver Stéphane Gendron and the entry of trainer Melanie Boulianne from La Surprenante (post 2) and La Surprise (post 4) will be heard from the race.
The Future Stars division of the ninth race for two-year-old trotting colts has only five starters and it will be a roll of the dice to see who can win.
All the starters have very little racing experience. The entry of trainer Jean Francis Maguire promises to be the most difficult of the race. Cleveland Massino (post 1) has Jean Francis Maguire in the sulky and Royalty Beer (post 3) is the most difficult of the race, timed in 2:02 to Mohawk Hawk in a difficult loss in the Grassroots Stakes.
Local favorite Jello Shot (post 2) with Marc Bélanger in the sulky finished second in his two starts. Another competitor will be Kenogami Rebel (post 4) for the driver Stéphane Brosseau.
The 3R Hippodrome has a ten-race card that will start at 4:00 p.m. Friday and another feature for racing fans will be the second Preferred-Handicap Mares Pace race.
Jans Legacy (post 7) is the first favorite of the driver Stéphane Brosseau. She has three wins this season, all at H3R, the fastest at 1: 57.3 miles.
Other highlights include Topsill Beach (post 8), Kiss Me Bad (post 4) and Buckingham (post 1) move up in class after a triumph of 1: 58.3.
On Sunday at H3R, the first round of the Future Stars Series will take place for two-year-old stimulation foals and fillies with two divisions. The new posting time on Sunday is 12:10 p.m.
For a free racing program, please visit www.hippodrome3r.ca.
From the Quebec Jockey Club