Trois-Rivieres, QC – A basic broodmare in the Standardbred industry is usually a mare that produces many harness racing winners year after year. And luckily for Quebec owner, breeder and trainer Denitza Petrova, she has one.
The mare’s name is Majestic Joy (majestic son) and Friday (August 26) his latest production, Kinnder Thinktwice (Wheeling N Dealin), is the morning favorite in one of two $10,000 Third Leg splits in the Future Stars Series at 3R Racecourse.
Petrova, from Melbourne, has owned Majestic Joy since she started breeding and racing her own foals.
Kinnder Thinktwice is the mare’s sixth foal and there is a half-sister on the farm who is a yearling by Muscle Mass. Four of the first five foals have all raced and three of them are Quebec champions.
They are mostly sired by different stallions, thus making Majestic Joy the key factor in their racing career as a foundation broodmare.
“This broodmare is just amazing,” said Petrova. “She has six foals of racing age and five are stake winners.”
Kinnder Thinktwice is a half brother to Kinnder Dangerous 4.1:58.1h, Kinderunbelievable 6.1:57.4f, Kinnder High Class 3.1:56.2 and Kinnder Dangerzone 4.1:58.1.
Petrova names them all Kinnder, after the Kinder Joy Egg candy she loved growing up.
As for Kinnder Thinktwice, the world is his oyster as he has won two of his four starts this season, fastest last week at H3R with a record 2:02 mile.
Kinnder Thinktwice starts from the far post in race two on Friday at H3R. This is the third and final preliminary round of the Future Stars series. Following Friday’s start, Kinnder Thinktwice will prepare for its $55,000 finale on Sunday, September 11 at H3R on its Super Sunday race card.
When, during her first training, did Petrova know she had another entry winner at Kinnder Thinktwice?
“We never really know for sure if they’ll make it when they’re two years old,” Petrova said. “He’s always had that athletic look and slick doorway, so I’ve been excited about him all winter.”
Stéphane Brosseau has driven the colt since his racing debut. Will Kinnder Thinktwice be able to improve his race record?
“Stéphane (Brosseau) is doing an incredible job with him,” explained Petrova. “He taught her to run and it’s been great so far. I think and hope he still has some speed left to improve. We’ll just have to see how they go on Friday.
Competition in the race will come from Auguste from post five for driver Pascal Bérubé. A neutered son of Pub crawl, Auguste was second to Kinnder Thinktwice in their last start and before that he won a Future Stars Series stage in 2:02. It was his only win in six starts this year.
“The competition is quite tough,” explained Petrova. “There are some really nice colts in there, so hopefully he’ll be fine and keep learning for the big race.”
The trotting fillies are presented in the 6th race, also for a purse of $10,000.
Morning line favorite is Kenogami Courage (Looks like achpndale) from the third position which will also be piloted by Stéphane Brosseau. She won two of her three starts with a record of 2:02.1.
Other contenders include returning winner Tite Been En Mass (Muscular mass) for pilot Kevin Maguire from station four and BBC News from station two for trainer-pilot Marc Bélanger.
The start time for the first race on Friday is 4:00 p.m. For a free running program, Click here.
By Steve Wolf, for the Jockey Club of Quebec