Its Academic Rebounds; Moreau Triples

Published: March 1, 2021 10:42 pm EST

It was a solid Monday night at the Mohawk Park office for trainer Richard Moreau, who celebrated a three-win performance that included a win in the $34,000 Preferred Trot with Its Academic.

Doug McNair got away third with Its Academic in the six-horse affair while PL Jill shot to the top and chopped out an opening quarter clocked in :29.1. As soon as the field hit the backstretch, McNair hit the gas pedal with Its Academic.

The four-year-old son of Uncle Peter-Annapolis brushed to the lead easily and proceeded to knife his way through middle fractions of :58.1 and 1:27.1. A :28.1 closing quarter was more than enough for Its Academic to win by a length over Perfetto in 1:55.2. Rallying to finish third was Zig Zag.

Brad Grant of Milton, Ont. owns the 14-time winner who won his previous outing, but was set back for a violation of the breaking rule. The $17,000 payday bumped the trotter’s bankroll to $472,234.

Moreau, who leads all trainers for wins at Mohawk Park this season with 12, also found his way to victory lane with Beyond Kronos (1:56.3) and Treasured Tee (1:56.4).

To view results for Monday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Monday Results – Woodbine Mohawk Park.