06/27/2016 11:02AM

Pocono: Posts drawn for the $500,000 Ben Franklin Final

Curtis Salonick
Wiggle It Jiggleit drew post three in the Ben Franklin Final.

Post positions for perhaps the most anticipated race in decades, the $500,000 Ben Franklin, were drawn on Monday morning at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. The July 2 showcase of older pacing talent takes the spotlight on a stakes-filled card that includes over $2 million in purses.

Of the big three elimination winners from June 25, Wiggle It Jiggleit came out with the best post. He will start from the three-hole, three spots inside of Freaky Feet Pete and Always B Miki in posts six and seven, respectively.

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Always B Miki set a world record by winning his elimination last week in 1:47 despite spending most of the mile parked-out on the rim while challenging the leader. Freaky Feet Pete made a quarter move to the front en route to a wire to wire 1:47 1/5 victory on the same card. Wiggle It Jiggleit used less speed but was a very impressive winner in his Franklin preliminary while winning in 1:48 1/5.

All the horses will have their noses on the gate except Always At My Place, who starts from post 10 in the second tier.

$500,000 Ben Franklin Final

1-Mel Mara


3-Wiggle It Jiggleit

4-State Treasurer

5-Sunfire Blue Chip

6-Freaky Feet Pete

7-Always B Miki

8-All Bets Off

9-Rock N' Roll World

10-Always At My Place

Also on the card are the $500,000 Earl Beal, $500,000 Max Hempt and $300,000 James Lynch Finals.

$500,000 Max Hempt Final

1-More Dragon

2-Racing Hill

3-Western Fame

4-JK Will Power

5-Talk Show

6-Boston Red Rocks

7-Katies Rocker

8-Control The Moment

9-Big Top Hanover

$500,000 Earl Beal Final

1-Reigning Moni

2-Hollywood Highway

3-Truemass Volo



6-Brooklyn Hill

7-Southwind Frank

8-Dice Man

9-Bar Hopping

$300,000 James Lynch Final

1-JK Fannie

2-I Said Diamonds

3-Newborn Sassy

4-Lindwood Beachgirl

5-Skinny Dipper


7-Pure Country

8-Blue Moon Stride