High Joltage, Elijah Hanover win at Dover

03:46 AM 28 Jan 2011 NZDT
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Elijah Hanover High Joltage
Elijah Hanover - A Western Hanover gelding
High Joltage - An altered son of Village Jolt

High Joltage won his second straight and Elijah Hanover his first of the harness racing meet in a $14,000 4 & 5-Year-Old pace double-feature on Thursday, Jan. 27 at Dover Downs. Ben Stafford Jr. won for the third time in his last four races speeding to a 1:54.4 victory in the first of the co-features.

The sophomore altered son of Village Jolt-Mattdonna is owned by Ben Stafford and Philadelphia Flyers twice Stanley Cup champion Rick MacLeish. Bergerac (Ron Pierce) was second with Caviart Tyler (Jon Roberts) third.

In the second $14,000 affair for young pacers Chris White’s Elijah Hanover got up for Matt Kakaley in 1:55.3. A Western Hanover-Early Start gelding, the Craig McInnis trainee was followed by Lucky Times (Corey Callahan) with Smoke Em Up (Art Stafford Jr.) the show horse.

Driver Tim Curtin and trainer Eli Scott hooked up to win an $11,000 4&5-Year-Old contest with Stagecoach Holdup. Owned by Joe and Jo Ann Thomson, the JK Outlaw-Jennys Money homebred made his first local start a winning one. GE’s Corey (Allan Davis) finished third and placed second with Ideal Beachday (Jim Morand) fourth placed third. Worldly Dominion (Ron Pierce) was second across the finish line but was disqualified and set back to sixth.

Ross Wolfenden and Ron Pierce made the winner’s circle three times each. Matt Kakaley and Eric Goodell had driving doubles.

No live racing on Fridays Saturday and Sunday racing begins at 5:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday post time is 4:30 p.m. Parking and admission is free. Resrvatio/s/54210//are suggested for the Winner's Circle Restaurant 302-674-4600.

Marv BACHRAD

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