Trois-Rivieres, QC – The gloves will come off at Hippodrome 3R on Sunday (August 28) with the third and final leg of the Future Stars series taking place for two-year-old harness racing colts and fillies.

The youngster will fight for points to qualify for their respective $55,000 Super Sunday final at H3R (September 11).

What might be the biggest slugfest comes in the 4th $7,500 race, the first of two stops in the series for pace colts.

Little Diamond and pilot William Roy win at H3R (thephotodesk.ca)

Little Diamond (sports editor) is the morning line favorite and rightly so as he is on a three-game winning streak for driver William Roy. His last two starts he has won in the series, the fastest coming last week with a 2:01.1 triumph.

Little Diamond is trained by Guy Roy for owner and breeder Richard Desrosiers of Massueville.

Kansas Panic (sunny beach) went wild in his last start, only the second start of his career, and won impressively in the series in 2:02.1. He is trained by Francis Richard for owner and breeder Brian Paquet of Quebec and will start from post four for driver Francis Picard.

Albert Alpha (He is watching) may be winless in his five career starts for coach Sylvain Tremblay, but the colt has been second in his last three starts and still close in the chase. He will start from post three for the driver Pascal Bérubé. He is also an Alpha Stable thoroughbred and is co-owned with Anne Marie Demers and Yves & Yvon Laprise.

The second colt division of the series is the 6th race where Telllauraloveher (All bets off) is the slight favorite of pilot Jonathan Lachance from position three. Although neither runner in the race has yet won a pari-mutuel bet, Telllauraloveher was timed in 2:00, 2:00.3 and 2:00.4.

The fillies go into their two $7,500 splits of the series in the 8th race where Godiva Shadow Girl (shadow theater) is at the front of driver Robert Shepherd’s peloton.

Godiva Shadow Girl (#4) and pilot Robert Shepherd Robert battling Albert Alpha at H3R (thephotodesk.ca)

Winner in four of his five starts, Godiva Shadow Girl’s only defeat came at Double Gum, also by shadow theaterwhich starts from the rail.

Last week, Godiva Shadow Girl wired the peloton into a two-year pace at H3R in a best time of 2:00 for trainer Lyne Asselin. She was raised and owned by Raymond Larose of St-Henri-De-Lévis.

Double Gum is the fastest winner in the peloton and will be ridden by Jocelyn Gendron. She won the second leg of the series at H3R with a 1:58.3 mile beating Godiva Shadow Girl. Double Gum is formed and owned by Pierre Marc Longpre of Chelsea.

The second filly division is the 10th race where Pocahontas Du Lac (betterthancheddar) is at the top of the list. She was raised by none other than Louis-Philippe Roy and is co-owned by LPR with her brother, Pierre-Luc Roy as well as Maude Larouche and Jean Allaire, all of Quebec.

Pocahontas Du Lac and her driver Pierre-Luc Roy (thephotodesk.ca)

Starting fifth, Pocahontas Du Lac has won his last two starts for the PLR ​​driver and three of his last four outings, fastest with a time of 1:58.2 in the Prospect Series at Grand River Raceway for the driver Sylvain Filion.

Its main competition will come from the entry of YS Sensationalcity (Trapezoidal speed) in position 6 and YS Poisson Davril (sports editor) of the new substation.

Both fillies have a win and a second in the series for trainer Yannick Martel. YS Sensationalcity will be piloted by Stéphane Gendron with Kiwon Waldron at the wheel of YS Poisson Davril.

The start time for the first race on Sunday is 12:00. For a free running program, Click here.

By Steve Wolf, for the Jockey Club of Quebec

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