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Hitithard, Parlay and I Wont Dance all posted victories in their respective $40,000(C) Ontario Sire Stakes Gold eliminations for 3-year-old colt and gelding trotters on a cool and windy Sunday night at Mohawk.


In the opening contest, Hitithard used off-the-pace tactics to post a mild upset for driver Jody Jamieson in 1:57.4, the fastest of the three splits. The son of Mr. Lavec-Donaver rallied from fifth at the half to score a half-length decision over Equity with Striking Lindsey landing the show spot.


It was the first win in two outings this season for Hitithard and the winner’s share of the purse boosted his career earnings to just over $97,000 for trainer John Ciarpelli and owners Anne Della Maestra and Faye Antoniou.


Parlay rebounded from his first career loss in the April 23rd Tie Silk final to score in the opening split in 1:58.3. The son of Kadabra-Speedy Shasta went straight to the front for driver Jack Moiseyev and was able to wire the field by 1 1/4 lengths over Zero Boundaries and Senator Hall.


"He went real good, got pretty easy fractions but you never really know in the wind. He was real strong at the end," said winning driver Jack Moiseyev. "He’s about 99 percent (the Parlay from the first four career starts). He’s almost there. His attitude’s real good, he wants to go."


The victory was the fifth in six lifetime starts for Parlay who is owned by trainer Ricky MacPhee along with Harris O'Brien and Robby Wiratmo. The win vaulted him to just under $70,000 in lifetime earnings.


I Wont Dance also posted a gate-to-wire victory in the final elimination for driver Trevor Ritchie, stopping the clock in 1:58.1. The gelded son of Angus Hall-Do Si Do Hanover turned back Breewood Gringo and Lexis Amigo in notching his second win in just three starts this season.

"He had some soundness problems and a little attitude problem," said trainer Per Henriksen who inherited the trotter after two previous trainers failed to get him qualified. "We got him up in the country and kept on working with him and it paid off. He’s still learning and he could learn to go with some really good horses."

I Wont Dance is owned by the M. Biasuzzi Stable Inc. of Ft. Pierce, Fla.


The $130,000 goes postward next Sunday night at Mohawk. Here is a look at the field in post position order:

1. I Wont Dance

2. Senator Hall

3. Striking Lindsey

4. Lexis Amigo

5. Breewood Gringo

6. Zero Boundaries

7. Structure Fire

8. Hitithard

9. Equity

10. Parlay