11/27/2015 1:53AM

Dover: Wiggle It Jiggleit looks to move up in history books


When Wiggle It Jiggleit steps on the track Monday at Dover Downs to compete in the $300,000 Hap Hansen for 3-year-old pacers, he will have the opportunity to build his résumé and place in history. The George Teague, Jr-owned gelding sits 10th on the single-season earnings leaderboard for pacers and 13th among all standardbreds.

Should the even money favorite do what he has done an amazing 21 times in 25 starts this year—win—he would vault up to 7th among pacers (passing Captaintreacherous, Beach Towel and Rock N Roll Heaven) and 10th overall.

Wiggle It Jiggleit, under the care of trainer Clyde Francis, will start from post six on Monday with regular driver Montrell Teague in the bike. He won his Hap Hansen elimination easily in 1:49 last Monday and aims for his third straight win all at Dover.

“I said this the first time I trained him that I had seen a lot of good horses, but 10 or 11 months into training I am still in awe of his ability and how fast he is. I am still praising him because I never would have imagined this horse would be this fresh. He’s just a freak of a horse,” said George Teague to Gordon Waterstone of harnessracing.com.

Seven foes will look to upend Wiggle It Jiggleit in Dover’s 10th race, with Dealt A Winner seemingly the most likely upsetter. Third in last week’s elimination, the Mark Silva-trained son of Cam’s Card Shark is one of the few horses to have defeated WIJI back in the Cane Pace on Hambletonian Day at the Meadowlands. He starts from post two with David Miller in the bike as the 9-2 second choice on the morning line.

Post time for the first race on the Monday card is 4:30 p.m.