05/11/2015 10:42PM

Harrington: World record for Wiggle It Jiggleit

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Wiggle It Jiggleit is undefeated in eight career starts.

George Teague Jr.'s Wiggle It Jiggleit ($2.10, Montrell Teague) put forth a dazzling world record performance Monday with a 1:49 win at Harrington Raceway as he remained unbeaten in eight career starts.

The Mr Wiggles-sired gelding left the gate from post position five as the 1-to-9 favorite and effortlessly set fractions of 26 4/5, 54 1/5 and 1:22. While his closest pursuer Bobbies Powerplay yielded in the pocket, "Wiggle" steamrolled to a 14-length victory in world record and track record time.

The time established a new mark for 3-year-olds on a half-mile racetrack and broke the overall track record of 1:49 2/5. Legendary pacer Somebeachsomewhere and Rock N Roll Heaven co-held the world record previously, while Betterthancheddar and Clear Vision shared the track record.

Trained by Clyde Francis, Wiggle It Jiggleit could make his next start in the Indiana Sires Stakes at Hoosier Park on May 23.

In the $16,000 overnight feature, the Open Pace, 4-to-5 favorite Dancin Yankee left from post position three in a short field of five and assumed early command from People Are Crazy in an opening quarter mile in a pedestrian-like 29 seconds. Dancin Yankee then led the field to the half-mile in 58 3/5 while Bandolito, who co-holds the fastest mile of the year, battled first over. Dancin Yankee then cruised to three-quarters in 1:25 4/5 while Bandolito began to fade. Dancin Yankee ($3.60, Allan Davis) opened up several lengths on the field at the wire and triumphed in 1:52 4/5 over People Are Crazy and Elite Awards.

It was the first win of the year for the Josh Green-trainee, who has made more than $1.1 million in his career.

-edited release (Harrington)

 

Richard Gere More than 1 year ago
Wiggle It good!