On Sunday afternoon the Hippodrome 3R plays host to the second week of preliminary rounds for the $400,000 Quebec-Bred Series for three-year-old trotters and pacers with eight divisions on the program.
There are a total of four preliminary rounds of competition in the series with the top eight point earners returning on Sunday, September 7 for the $65,000 finals for each of the four divisions. Each of the preliminary divisions race for a purse of $7,500.
The three-year-old pacing fillies own the spotlight with three divisions.
The first division, first race, features the return of last week’s big upset winner, Ladylyonne. She starts from post two for driver Stephane Brosseau and last week lit-up the tote board at 24-1 odds in posting a 2:00.4 triumph. She faces two newcomers to the series, Champagne Shower, who last week sizzled around Georgian Down’s oval with a 1:54.1 lifetime mark and Chaleurs Fantasy, who comes in on a three-race winning streak at the Quebec Fair Circuit.
The second division, seventh race features game second place finishers last week, Night Fall (post 4) and My American Tallia (post 6). In the third division, ninth race, there are two standouts in the field with last week’s opening round winner, C L Infinite (post 2) going against newcomer Canaco Zenia, who in her last start scored a lifetime best 1:57 mile at Hiawatha Horse Park.
The sophomore trotting colts are in action in two divisions. The sixth race second division features both return winners from last week in Monster Mass (post 2) and Somoli E (post 4). The fifth race first division has last year’s champion, Maximuscle (post 2) looking to rebound from his loss last week. He faces another tough challenge from Andovers Touch (post 3).
The pacing colts go at it in races two and four. The first division has the early favorite to sweep the series, Atomic Million AM, starting from post two for driver David Pilon. This son of Badlands Hanover was able to recover from making a break at the start last week and come back to win with ease in 1:57.1. In his prior start he took his lifetime mark at Mohawk Raceway in 1:50.4. He takes on My Lucky Bluejeans (post 1), Bad Magic (post 2) and Bali (post 4).
The second division has Hall Bro taking on Jefferson Tare once again. Last week Hall Bro brought an end to Jefferson Tare’s six-race win streak with a dramatic 1:58 neck victory over him on a muddy track.
There is one division, the third race, for trotting fillies and that is headed by last week’s winner, Viva Bayama and trainer/driver Yves Filion from post four. Last week she won from post ten for her maiden victory. She faces competition from SOS Striking Monte (post 3) and Bambie Benjo (post 7).
Fom the Quebec Jockey Club