Updated on 09/17/2011 12:53PM

Wiggins caps three-win day

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Wiggins ($3.20) hits the wire two lengths in front in Saturday's $111,600 Robert F. Carey II Handicap at Hawthorne.

STICKNEY, Ill. - Win pictures from stakes races cover the walls of trainer Tony Mitchell's Hawthorne barn office. Make room for another one. Wiggins capped a three-win day for Mitchell in the Illinois Festival of Racing on Saturday at Hawthorne with an easy front-running victory in the $111,600 Robert F. Carey II Handicap.

Wiggins ($3.20) began his career for the trainer Kenny Spraggins, who also bred the colt, but was sold privately to William Pacella, Ronald Schwed, Joe Rizza and others late last summer. The cost was reportedly $100,000, a nice chunk of cash for an Illinois-bred, but Wiggins has paid his way. Wiggins beat statebreds in the Springfield Stakes before he won a pair of open 3-year-old stakes races this summer.

Eddie Razo took Wiggins, sent off at 3-5, to the front at the six-furlong marker and they stayed there the rest of the way. He set a solid pace en route to a final time of 1:43.89 for 1 1/16 miles, winning by two lengths. Scooter Roach outran Baker Road and Paddy's Spy for the place.

Powerless: Summer Mis carries weight

One mare gave the breeder and owner Richard Otto two stakes wins Saturday at Hawthorne. The mare is Julie Mis, and she is a keeper. About two hours after her 3-year-old filly Julie's Prize set a stakes record winning the Illini Princess Handicap, Summer Mis, Julie Mis's 4-year-old filly, set another stakes record, in the $94,050 Powerless Handicap, running six furlongs in 1:10.48.

Summer Mis has come into peak form this season, and had won a Grade 3 stakes at Keeneland in her last start. But the Powerless was no walkover. Toting a stiff 127 pounds, and spotting 10 rivals as much as 17 pounds, Summer Mis made the lead under Larry Sterling but was pushed by Gracility through an opening quarter-mile in 22.26 seconds and a half in a quick 45.44. She drew away late to win by 2 3/4 lengths and paid $3.60 to win.

"She handled the weight, but I don't ever want to subject her to that again," said trainer Tony Mitchell.

Gracility hung in well to finish second, just in front of Cashmere Miss and Jaguar City.

Lightning Jet: 'Bulldog' indeed

Bulldog George couldn't get past Silver Bid on the backstretch, but he did when it counted.

Silver Bid repelled Bulldog George as he tried to come up the rail and make the lead at the half-mile pole, and when Silver Bid dashed away at the top of the stretch, he looked like a winner. But Bulldog George, under Eddie Razo, came back in the final furlong to win the $95,575 Lightning Jet Handicap by a neck.

Classic Appeal finished third. Heavily favored Out of my Way finished sixth.

Bulldog George set a stakes record of 1:09.50 for six furlongs.

Bred and owned by BJK Thoroughbreds, and trained at Fairmount Park by Jimmy Wiser, Bulldog George paid $6.20 to win.

Illini Princess: Julie's Prize at 3-5

The 3-5 Julie's Prize was a 3-year-old filly facing older horses and giving weight in the $86,625 Illini Princess Handicap. A vulnerable favorite? Hardly.

Racing near the back of the pack on the first turn and down the backstretch, Julie's Prize got her cue from Larry Sterling at the half-mile pole and cruised to an 11 3/4-length win over longshots Moon Shine Time and Samantha B. She paid $3.40 to win and was timed in 1:44.01 for 1 1/16 miles, a stakes record.

"All I had to do was hang on," Sterling said.

Julie's Prize is an El Prado filly bred and owned by Richard Otto and trained by Tony Mitchell.

Sun Power: 'Jaguar' flaunts speed

Jaguar Friend's connections think their colt can rate behind horses. Saturday wasn't the time for that. Trapped along the inside while dueling on a fast pace, Jaguar Friend showed his heart by hanging on for a neck win over the stretch-running Sir Fidgity in the $93,450 Sun Power Stakes.

Trained by Bobby Springer and ridden by Randy Meier, Jaguar Friend set fractions of 22.16 seconds and 45.89. Jaguar Friend put away Matthew's Blessing in midstretch and held off Sir Fidgity, running six furlongs in 1:11.33. Iron Rogue finished third.

Showtime Deb: No Beans invades

No Beans, a Canadian invader facing statebred horses for the first time, came from a few lengths off the early pace to win the $115,775 Showtime Deb by one length.

Owned by John Hillier and trained by Scott Fairlie, No Beans, the 7-2 favorite, got a perfect stalking trip under jockey James McKnight and beat Journey Fever by a length. Keep This Cat was third.

No Beans was timed in 1:11.83 for six furlongs.