Day At The Track

Voelz Hanover turns the table on Lights Go Out

12:44 AM 03 Aug 2014 NZST
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Voelz Hanover

Lights Go Out sprinted by millionairess Voelz Hanover for her first victory in the $30,000 Fillies & Mares Preferred class at Mohawk Racetrack on July 18, but Voelz Hanover was ready for the late-closer in their Friday, August 1 rematch.

Leaving outside of her six rivals in this week's Preferred, Voelz Hanover cleared to command into the first turn and sped by the opening quarter mark in :26.4. Driver Randy Waples worked in a second quarter breather for the nine-year-old Astreos mare and reached the half in :56.2 while Mach A Wish (Rick Zeron) began to advance first over from fifth with 9-5 favourite Lights Go Out (Phil Hudon) following her cover.

Mach A Wish went head-to-head with Voelz Hanover as they raced by three-quarters in 1:24.1, but Voelz Hanover drew clear into the stretch. However, she was faced with another challenge as Lights Go Out was launched off cover with her coveted late-closing kick. Lights Go Out looked to have the momentum to go right by, but Voelz Hanover dug in to score her 42nd career win in 1:51.4.

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