This Sunday's (Sept. 5) race card at Hippodrome 3R is the first since early July with no stakes races. Instead, there are some great matchups of horses that are prepping for their rich Québec-bred series finals next Sunday (Sept. 12).
On Super Sunday, H3R will host all eight Québec-bred finals for two- and three-year-olds. Each Breeders Trophy Series final, for three-year-olds, will race for $60,000, and two-year-olds will race for $50,000 purses in their respective Future Stars Series finals.
Mach N Blue Cheez will line up from post six in the opener. The three-year-old filly comes off a 2:01 triumph last week for driver Pascal Bérubé, and will square off against Clear The Credit (post five), who has not fared well as of late for driver Jonathan Lachance.
The classic matchup of the day takes place in the fourth race, where top three-year-old trotting filly X O X O goes from post one for owner-breeder-driver Jerome Lombart. Last week, the daughter of Angus Hall scored a lifetime best 2:00 triumph, her seventh win of the year.
X O X O will be facing none other than Hall Win, the top colt in the Breeders Trophy Series. Also sired by Angus Hall, Hall Win sports five wins in eight starts for trainer-driver Kevin Maguire and has a record of 1:59.3. He has won three of his last five starts.
Mag N Lady and Wishful Glide square off in a battle of the sexes in the seventh race. Mag N Lady (post one), the track record holder and Québec Champion from last year, is still winless in three tries this year. Wishful Glide (post five) has not fared well this season.
CL Sportsextreme (by Sportswriter) is in the Preferred-Handicap Pace for mares, carded as race eight. The lone filly against older competition will have it rough for driver Jonathan Lachance, but the race should have her tight for next week’s final.
Super FM and Ptitebouledechafra meet in the ninth race. Neither seems to be of the calibre of Cadillac Bayama for the final, however, the two aspire to a good cheque on Sept. 12 and it will be interesting to see them compete against each other. YS Do It Right is in the 11th race, and will start from post nine. He was the colt champion last year and is gradually recovering from some tough miles this season. He is coming off a 1:56 triumph in his last start. He must absolutely defeat this group to say he is a serious contender for Cadillac Bayama.
As the Québec government has prescribed: fans who will show up Sunday at H3R must provide proof of vaccination, VaxiCode or other documents to be admitted to the racetrack. This has been the case since Wednesday (Sept. 1). This is true for employees as well as horsepeople.
Post time on Sunday at H3R is 12:10 p.m. For a free race program, visit hippodrome3r.ca.
To view Sunday's complete entries, click the following link: Sunday Entries – Hippodrome 3R.
(Québec Jockey Club)