$400,000 Quebec-Bred series Sunday at 3R

04:10 AM 27 Jul 2014 NZST
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Somoli E, harness racing
Somoli E (#4 inside) holds off Andovers Tough
Photo by Sylvain Gagnon

The five-week long $400,000 Quebec-Bred Series for three-year-old trotters and pacers continues at the Hippodrome 3R this Sunday (July 27) with week three of the event. There will be six divisions and each will race for a purse of $7,500 Sunday, except the sixth race colt trot field as they have ten starters and the purse Is $8,250.

Once the four weeks of elimination competition is completed, the eight top point earning colt and filly trotters and pacer will return on Sunday, September 7 for the $65,000 finals in each gait and gender.

Sunday’s action gets underway in the very first race for pacing colts and geldings as Jefferson Tare heads a short field of only five starters. He has lost the first two legs of the series in tight photo finishes to Hall Bro last week in 1:54.3.

Hall Bro heads the seventh race second division from post position one. He has won three of his last four starts with six wins on the year. He will be challenged by Veroi Bayama, Bali and My Lucky Bluejeans.

The pacing fillies have been the strongest in the series and there are two full fields in the second and ninth races.

Delirium is the lone return winner in the field division and starts from the outside in post seven. She won last week after a perfect trip for drier Stephane Gendron in 1:57.1 and takes on Night Fall, Ladylyonne and Canaco Xenia.

Champagne Shower heads the second filly pacer division from the rail and is going for her third straight win for driver Denis St Pierre. She will have her work cut out for her taking on another return winner in My American Tallia along with Tango Bayama and Raionce.

Maximuscle gets a slim call as the 5/2 morning line favorite in the sixth race trotting colt division of the series. He has won four of his six starts this year for driver Mario Charron, including a leg of the series last week, but will not have it easy starting from the second tier in post ten.

His main competition will come from Somoli E, who won his first two legs of the series and the field also features Monster Mass, Andovers Touch and Bouffon  P V.

The three-year-old trotting filly division has only five starters in the third leg of the series and missing from the lineup is two-time winner Viva Bayama. Thus one of the five entered will now have a chance to end their maiden status as none of the starters have yet to win a race.

The morning line favorite is Bambie Benjo, who has been second and third in the first two legs and she will be taking on Lycyll Bro and SOS Striking Monte in what should be a closely matched field.

From the Quebec Jockey Club

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