CAMPBELLVILLE, August 30 – Father Patrick, who captured theearlier this year, set a new stakes, track and Canadian record of 1:54 in his division of the Champlain Stakes.
Driven byand trained by , Father Patrick has now won five of six starts in his young career.
Gingras marched the son ofto the front before the opening quarter in :28, before allowing Il Sogno Dream (David Miller) to the front.
Father Patrick quickly regained the lead before the mid-way point in :56.2 and continued to lead past three-quarters in 1:25.3, before dashing away from his rivals under a comfortable steer to win by open lengths. E L Titan (Riina Rekila) finished second with Deweykeepumnwhy (Jody Jamieson) grabbing third prize.
Father Patrick’s 1:54 effort was just two-fifths off the world record set by the great Muscle Hill.
Owned by Father Patrick Stable, Father Patrick now has $247,348 in lifetime earnings. He paid $2.40 to win.
Two other $90,531 Champlain Stakes divisions took place with Pasadena Star and Harper Blue Chip finding the winner’s circle.
Hall of fame conditionerteamed up with in the first divisions as Pasadena Star found the wire first in 1:57.1.
The talented son ofcame from off-the-speed through panels of :28.2, :58.4 and 1:28.2, before wearing down post time favourite Massacaia (Sylvain Filion) in deep stretch to score the win. O Narutac Perfetto (Billy Davis, Jr.) rallied to finish third.
Pasadena Star now has crafted a 4-0-1 record from six starts this season along with $72,173 for McIntosh and co-owner C S X Stables. He paid $10.20 to win as the second choice.
In the second division, Harper Blue Chip defeated his eight rivals in 1:56 at odds of 3-1.
The son ofwas quickest to the front before the opening station in :28.2, but allowed longshot Derby (Mario Baillargeon) to clear to the position of command.
Harper Blue Chip quickly regained control to lead past the mid-way point in :58 and the three-quarter pole 1:27.1 before dashing away from favourite Damfoolrmillionair (Randy Waples) in deep stretch to win by three and a quarter lengths. Raise The Curtain (Paul MacDonell) finished third.
Trained and co-owned byalong with Landmark 6 Racing Stable, David Reid and David McDonald, Harper Blue Chip increased his bankroll to $55,633. The young trotter now has a 2-1-0 record from five starts this season. He paid $8.10 to win.
Videos of all races attached.