10/08/2015 5:49PM

Hoosier: Wiggle It Jiggleit headlines Saturday Super Finals

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Wiggle It Jiggleit beat Freaky Feet Pete in their first meeting.

Wiggle It Jiggleit will be making his first start since capturing the Little Brown Jug on Saturday night in a $200,000 Indiana Sire Stakes Super Final at Hoosier Park. The 3-year-old gelding will meet up with the sensational Freaky Feet Pete, a colt with nearly as impressive credentials.

“He’s as good as any colt in North America,” said George Teague, Wiggle It Jiggleit’s owner. “He doesn’t get a chance to race against Grand Circuit competition that often but when Wakizashi Hanover came to town he gave him all he could handle.”

Teague is of course more focused on his sensational sophomore.

[HOOSIER PARK: Watch the Indiana Super Finals from Hoosier Park--Live on DRF Saturday.]

“He came out of the two heats fine,” said Teague. “I trained him yesterday and he was really good. He’s a great feeling horse every time I take him out.”

While Saturday’s contest is next on the schedule, Teague didn’t mince words about the coming Breeders Crown.

“Economically it just doesn’t make sense for me,” said Teague of a possible Crown supplement.

The horse can remain in Indiana and race for pretty much the same money in three races that he could in two if Teague had chosen to go to Woodbine for the Crown.

“I understand why they make it that high,” said Teague of the $62,500 supplemental entry fee. “I just have to make good decisions and not get caught up emotionally.”

Montrell Teague will be in the bike once again on Saturday as Wiggle It Jiggleit hopes to continue his winning ways from post three in the 13th of 14 on the Hoosier Park card.

In the matchup of heavyweights the Tale of the Tape is incredibly similar for Wiggle It Jiggleit and Freaky Feet Pete. The former has won 19 of 21 career starts, all but one as a sophomore. Freaky Fete Pete (post 10 on Saturday) has won 19 of 22 career starts. Both horses have finished off the board once during their brilliant careers.

Teague also made it clear that should all go well, Wiggle It Jiggleit will conclude his sophomore season at Dover on November 30 in the newly christened Hap Hansen Pace, formerly The Progress.

Other standouts on the Super Finals card at Hoosier that kicks off at 5:45 p.m. are Homicide Hunter, who is perfect in 14 starts this year, and 2-year-old filly pacer Topville Cadillac.

[DRF HARNESS LIVE: Real-time insights from The Red Mile, International at Yonkers, Super Finals from Hoosier and Woodbine this Saturday--Starts at 1PM]

 

Tom Dubrick More than 1 year ago
Two great colts..so fun to watch, in a great year. Come by....fine card. Tpd