THREE RIVERS QUE – Coach / driver Yves St Jacques, who celebrated his 65th birthday last Sunday, gave himself a late birthday present by guiding Frido PV, a four-year-old son of harness racing Muscular mass, to a 1: 57.2 win on the $ 5,500 Preferred Handicap Trot at 3R Racecourse on Sunday, missing the division record set by Whitewater Rapids by just one tick.

Frido PV is hidden on arrival (photo

St Jacques put Frido PV just in the lead, with captain Krupnik taking second and big favorite Bucketlist Hamover, who won in 1: 56.1 on his last start here, forced to accept third after starting from ‘an outside post. The quarter was reached in: 28.2, and when the pace slowed down, captain Krupnik moved out and challenged at halftime: 58.3.

Bucketlist Hanover had followed Captain Krupnik on the outside, but when the latter faltered before three quarters of 1: 27.1, “Bucketlist” returned inside and rallied to fire another shot at. the leader. But there was no catching up for Frido PV that day, as his lead from two lengths to three quarters became three lengths on the take-off of the section and ended up 2 ½ lengths at the end. Marcel Brouillard owns the fast trotter, third in his Quebec series championship last year.


In the preferred handicap stopper rhythm of $ 4,500, Platinum Alpha sat in the pocket, moved three quarters, and then won the contest in a brand new lifetime of 1:57 with Pascal Berube at the wheel. The three year old daughter of Control the moment, third in his Quebec breed championship then second in the Bombardier issue last season, seems to be approaching the peak of his form for Sylvain Tremblay and Ecurie Alpha; driver Bérubé and trainer Tremblay led the local rider colony at the start of the competition.


Stéphane Brosseau brought back three winners of the day, Bérube two; the only multiple on the coaches’ side were the two wins recorded by Pier Luc Lamy, the double doubling his lifetime four conditioning triumphs.

Races will resume their regular schedule, Friday at 4 p.m. and Sunday at 12:30 p.m. this week.

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From the 3R Hippodrome