05/30/2015 9:07PM

Hoosier: Wiggle It Jiggleit remains undefeated

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Wiggle It Jiggleit has never lost in 10 career starts.

Neither rain nor sloppy track can keep the unbeaten Wiggle It Jiggleit from the winner’s circle. In a highly anticipated match-up with the once beaten Freaky Feet Pete, Wiggle It Jiggleit went down the road on Saturday night at Hoosier Park for a relatively easy 1:49 3/5 score.

Wiggle It Jiggleit and driver Montrell Teague posted fractions of 26, 54 2/5 and 1:21 1/5 over the off going while Freaky Feet Pete was parked nearly every step of the mile. ‘Freaky’ would finally duck in the pocket just before three quarters and chased home the winner valiantly but could not make a dent in the lead of ‘Wiggle’.

Harfo Hanover finished third.

"The weather didn’t bother me, you’ve got to race in all kinds of weather, right? Good horses you don’t have to make excuses for and we didn’t have to for him tonight, he was able to overcome it," said owner George Teague, Jr.

"Indiana has a great program, great money and tough horses . . . they certainly aren’t giving it away (the money) out here, these are tough horses and it’s a great program," said the elder Teague. "We wanted to try to get points for that $200,000 final if we’re still around by then so I’m glad we came out here. He’s had two great races and did everything we wanted him to. Now he can go on to those other races and hopefully earn some respect against the other horses. We were originally going to go to Canada to get acclimated to things there and get ready for the NA Cup but I’m glad we came here first . . . he seems to travel well and be easy on himself so we’ll head to the North America Cup and see how it goes up there."

Wiggle It Jiggleit pushes his unblemished career record to 10-for-10 with the Indiana Sire Stakes victory. The $37,500 first-place check pushed his career earnings to $142,242. Clyde Francis trains the 3-year-old gelding.

(quotes courtesy Emily Gaskin/Hoosier Park)