03/14/2015 10:28PM

Meadowlands: Wiggle It Jiggleit wins Gilmour final; remains undefeated

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Wiggle It Jiggleit has never lost in six career starts.

Wiggle It Jiggleit paced a most effortless 1:50 mile over a sloppy track in capturing the $58,000 final of the Buddy Gilmour late closer at the Meadowlands on Saturday night. The son of Mr. Wiggles paced identical 55-second halves in defeating National Seelster and Midnight Lightning with ease. Sent off as the 1-20 favorite, the Montrell Teague-driven sophomore was a winner for the sixth time without defeat during his brief career.

George Teague Jr. owns and Clyde Francis trains Wiggle It Jiggleit. The gelding has now won twice in 2015 in 1:50 or better and looks ahead towards racing at the elite level for sophomores later in the year.

“I let him go at his own pace,” said Montrell Teague following the victory. “He’s getting a break so I popped the earplugs and let him pace to the wire.”

Owner George Teague Jr. had no problems looking ahead. “He’s got a bright future,” George Teague Jr. said.

Rockeyed Optimist won for the fifth time in six seasonal starts scoring in a personal best 1:49 3/5 mile with regular pilot Tim Tetrick returning to the sulky for the opening leg of the Clyde Hirt series.  The four-year-old defeated Caviart Luca and Rock Out in the $20,000 event honoring the Hall of Fame scribe.