Harrington, DE --- John Dayton's Just A Jolt ($3.80, Victor Kirby) reset the track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings on Monday (May 19) with a 1:50.3 triumph in the $17,000 Open Pace at Harrington Raceway.
|Just A Jolt reset the track record for 4-year-old pacing geldings with a 1:50.3 triumph.|
The 4-year-old Village Jolt gelding was sent for the lead approaching the quarter-mile after being released by last week’s winner Rock On Moe to an opening quarter of :27. With a parked Delaware Hanover on the outside for the entire mile, Just A Jolt marched on to the half-mile in :55.1 and three-quarters in 1:23.3.
Rock On Moe was unable to reel in Just A Jolt through a :27 final panel with the latter prevailing by a length. Ez Noah, who was three-wide after the half-mile, was a game third.
Trained by Jim King Jr., it was the eighth win of the year for Just A Jolt and fourth in five starts this year at Harrington. Just A Jolt broke his own 4-year-old track record, which was co-held by Western Ace (1:51.1).
Ross Wolfenden recorded a driving triple. A host of drivers had driving doubles including Kirby, Bret Brittingham, Montrell Teague, Allan Davis and Tony Morgan.