11/12/2015 7:42PM

Dover: Mission Brief sets world record in Matron win

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Derick Giwner
Mission Brief won for the 9th time in 13 starts in 2015.

On a night when Wiggle It Jiggleit was supposed to be the star attraction, Mission Brief stole the show in one of four Matron stakes for 3-year-olds at Dover Downs on Thursday night. The trotting filly sensation set a world record of 1:50 2/5 while winning by almost six lengths over nemesis Wild Honey.

Coming off a break in the Breeders Crown and a second-place finish in the Kentucky Futurity, some might have begun to question Mission Brief’s place as the best 3-year-old filly on the planet. Any doubt was quickly erased during the $187,400 Matron for trotting fillies.

Wild Honey and driver John Campbell posted a 26 4/5 opening quarter while trying to extend fellow leaver Mission Brief early in the mile. Once in control, Mission Brief easily posted fractions of 55 and 1:23 before exploding home on her own in 27 2/5 to set a new world record for trotting fillies on a five-eighths track. The final time also equaled the world record for colts (Father Patrick) for that size track.

“The minute she hit the track I knew she was going to be good tonight,” said driver Yannick Gingras. “She was sounder and more relaxed. I saw her train Monday at the farm and she was vicious, so I was confident she would be good tonight.”

It was the ninth win in 13 starts this year for the Ron Burke-trained Mission Brief, who is owned by Burke Racing Stables, Our Horse Cents Stables, J&T Silva Stables and Weaver Bruscemi.

Wiggle It Jiggleit hardly had an anxious moment in winning the $201,900 Matron for colt and gelding pacers. After sitting the pocket behind fractions of 26 and 55 seconds, driver Montrell Teague pulled the pocket and watched the Clyde Francis trainee easily open up on early leader Wakizashi Hanover, who backed up through the field.

Three quarters went on the board in 1:22 and the son of Mr Wiggles coasted home in 27 4/5 for the win over a distant Dealt A Winner and Artistic Major.

The victory was No. 20 on the year for Wiggle It Jiggleit, who is owned by George Teague Jr. The gelding has now earned $2,014,495 this year.

Crazy Wow failed to set a record but certainly looked good besting a field of mostly second-tier sophomores with a wire to wire seven-length win in the $243,550 male trot. Driver Tim Tetrick took control with the Ron Burke trainee by the opening quarter in 26 4/5 and cruised a middle half in 57 1/5 before sprinting home in 28 seconds. Crazy Wow stopped the clock in 1:52, a track record for the trotting colt division.

Crescent Fashion finished a clear second ahead of French Laundry.

Our Horse Cents Stable, J&T Silva Stables and Deo Volente Farms own Crazy Wow, who went over the one million mark in earnings for the year. He has won 9 of 17 starts in 2015.

In the $205,150 pacing filly division, Mosquito Blue Chip responded in a big way for new trainer Rene Allard to post a lifetime best 1:49 2/5 victory. The winner followed the brush of 1/5 favorite Devil Child past the quarter and held that foe off by a head despite brutal fractions of 25 4/5, 53 4/5 and 1:21 3/5. Bedroomconfessions finished third.

Previously trained by Paul Jessop, Mosquito Blue Chip scored for the sixth time in 18 starts. She is owned by Our Three Sons Stable LLC, Donato Falcicchio and Jessop.

 

Frank More than 1 year ago
she is the best trotter the world has ever seen -- spectacular!
Blaine MacMillan More than 1 year ago
Clearly you don't have the appreciation for her sire that you should. Muscle Hill drove and won like a Ferrari....
Tom Dubrick More than 1 year ago
Great day....nice piece, many fine performers.