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Return winners head Breeders Trophy Series

04:56 AM 06 Sep 2020 NZST
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Mickeymaksomespeed leads the pack in the Breeders Trophy Series at H3R
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Acaena De Chakrika and driver Stephane Brosseau were easy winners in the Breeders Trophy Series at H3R.
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Trois-Rivieres, QC - A total of six return winners headline the final preliminary round of the Breeders Trophy Series Sunday for three-year-old harness racing pacers at the Hippodrome 3R.

After today's races, the top eight point earners in the series will be eligible for the $65,000 finals. There will be both a colt and filly division on Sunday, September 27, Super Sunday at H3R.

The lone colt division has a purse of $10,000 for the seventh race and featured are three return winners.

The morning line favorite is Mickeymaksomespeed from post one for driver Steeven Genois. This homebred son of Mickey Hanover is seeking to make a sweep of the series after winning the opening two rounds for breeder-owner-trainer Michel Allard of Saint-Esprit.

Mickeymaksomespeed sports seven wins in eight starts this year for Allard. He led from start to finish in both rounds of the series, last time out scortching the H3R oval in 1:55. He has a record of 1:53.3 taken earlier this season at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Mickeymaksomespeed did not race as a two-year-old and seems to be making up for it this season.

The entry of Retour Au Jeu (post 4) and Eclat De Rire (post 9) will be formitable foes for Mickeymaksomespeed.

Retour Au Jeu (which means Back To Play in French) will be driven by Jonathan Lachance. He also wired the field in winning his Breeders Trophy elim last time out in 1:55.4 from post seven. The son of He's Watching sports four wins in eight starts this year. Eclat De Rire (which means Burst Out Laughing in French) has Stephane Gendron in the sulky and he was second against Mickeymaksomespeed. The prior week he took his lifetime mark at H3R in 1:56.1. They are both trained by Maime Velaye for owner-breeder Guy Gorbeil of Mirabel.

The third return winner in the field is HP I Got Toplay from the far outside in post eight. Sired by Shadow Pay, HP I Got Toplay closed well on the outside to win going away in 1:56.2 last week at H3R. David Pilon gets the drive for trainer Francis Richard and owner-breeders Claude Hamel and Guy Desautels.

The fillies go in two $7,500 divisions.

The first race features Acaena De Chakrika with driver Stephan Brosseau from post three. This daughter of Sunshine Beach has won both series prelims so far, winning from both on and off the pace, the fastest mile in 1:56.4. She is trained by Dany Fontaine for owner-breeder Diane Lepine of Quebec City.

The seventh race second division of the series has three major contenders and the morning line favorite has yet to win in the early rounds.

Zar E IP goes from post four for driver Pascal Berube and has been second in both starts in the series against Acaena De Chakrika. The Up The Credit filly sports four wins in eight starts, the fastest a 1:56 clocking at Rideau Carleton. Pierre Leclerc of Louiseville trains and owns Zar E IP and he was the breeder of the horse with Gina Bragagnole.

The return winners in the field are Streakzana (post 6) and Godiva Lovely Lady (post 7). Streakzana won with ease last week at H3R in 1:58 and will be driven by Stephane Brosseau. Godiva Lovely Lady has Steeven Genois driving and they won last week in 1:58.2.

Post time Sunday is 1:00 pm. For a free race program, visit www.hippodrome3r.ca.

From the Quebec Jockey Club

 

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