Day At The Track

Unbeaten Sultan D Or scores 4th straight win

11:22 AM 01 Jun 2019 NZST
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Unbeaten Sultan D Or (#3) and driver Jocelyn Gendron beat Stonebridge Alert to the wire
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PHOTO FINISH Sultan D Or (#3) wins by a nose over Stonebridge Alert
Kinnder Dangerous (#3) barely holds off Missionoftheheart (#1) in winning top trot at H3R
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Trois-Rivieres, QC - Sultan D Or was able to sustain a dramatic comeback in the stretch to remain unbeaten in 2019 with his fourth straight victory Friday at the Hippodrome 3R.

Driven by Jocelyn Gendron, Sultan D Or worked his way to the lead by the opening quarter mile in the fifth race trot and held his ground the entire one-mile race.

Stonebridge Alert and driver Pascal Berube were able to mount a three-wide move on the final turn and collared Sultan D Or in mid stretched and looked to be the winner when Sultan D Or dug in and came back at the wire to win by a nose. Aworthy Bi (Daniel Laflamme) was third.

A late blooming ten-year-old gelded son of Newtown, Sultan D Or is owned and trained by Pierre Turcotte of Trois-Rivieres and paid $5.40 to win as the wagering favorite.

The time of the race was 2:01.1, a lifetime mark for Sultan D Or.

In the 8th race Preferred-Handicapped Trot, Kinnder Dangerous and driver Justin Filion barley held off a late-charging Missionoftheheart (Stephane Gendron) to win by a head in 1:58.4. Jamigo (Daniel Laflamme) was third.

It was the first start of the season for the five-year-old gelding by Northern Escort, who was bred, owned and trained by Denitza Petrova of Melbourne. The 8-1 longshot paid $19.80 to win.

Track Notes: Horsewoman Marie Claude Auger of Trois-Riveres led all drivers and trainers in wins Friday night. She scored a driving triple and had a training double.

Quebec Champion racing Saturday

Three-time Quebec-Bred Series Champion, Atomic Million AM, returns to the Hippodrome 3R on Sunday afternoon to headline the 6th race Preferred Pace.

Now age 8, Atomic Million AM is a homebred star for owner/trainer/breeder Alain Martin of Gatineau. The $289,000 career winner by Million Dollar Cam has a lifetime mark of 1:53.2. He starts from post 6 for driver Marie Claude Auger and is the morning line favorite.

It will not be an easy mile for Atomic Million AM as he faces a formattable foe fin Outlaw Turn N Burn, who has won the Preferred Pace the last two weeks for trainer Francis Richard.

Last week Outlaw Turn N Burn gave racing fans a classic race to the finish, edging rival Surf Report by a head in 1:55, the fastest mile of the race meet. Outlaw Turn N Burn starts from post five and Surf Report alongside him in post four.

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

From the Quebec Jockey Club

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