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Three-wide Dance With Joe scores at H3R

12:26 PM 30 May 2018 NZST
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Dance With Joe and driver Richard Simard winning H3R
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Trois-Rivieres, QC - The betting fans knew that Dance With Joe would not let them down as the 2/5 favorite in the feature pace at the Hippodrome 3R Tuesday and he did a fancy three-wide two-step to get the job done.

This was the start of Tuesday night racing at H3R this season.

The seventh race feature started off with Hot Rock Star and driver Guy Gagnon taking the quick early lead with Matt's Phil (Pierre Luc Roy) sitting the two-hole trip to the opening quarter mile in :27.3.

By the half mile marker in :57.1, Hot Rock Star was pressured on the outside by El Torero and driver Denis Audet with Fortune Fella (Stephane Brosseau) second over and third over in the field was Simard and Dance With Joe.

At the three-quarters, Simard swung Dance With Joe three-wide and and just about cleared the field on the final turn as Fortune Fella was also in hot pursuit.

As they started down the stretch, Simard got Dance With Joe to kick in just a little more and they went on to win by one and three-quarter lengths in 1:56.1. Fortune Fella, an 18-1 long shot, was second with El Torero third at 9-1.

It was the second straight win this year for Dance With Joe. The five-year-old gelded son of Roll With Joe is trained by Christine Davignon and owned by Daniel Dulude of Ste-Martine. He paid $2.80 to win.

The fastest mile on the twi-light evening card was impressively scored by Hooter Shooter and driver Stephane Gendron in the 6th race pace.

They were parked out first-over from the half mile pole against pacesetter Code Word (Stephane Brosseau), getting the lead by the three-quarters and pulling away from the field to win in 1:55.

Guy Gagnon was the only horsemen on the card to score a double.

Live racing resumes at H3R on Sunday, first race post time at 12:50 pm. For more information, visit www.quebecjockeyclub.com.

From the Quebec Jockey Club

 
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