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Monday, November 30, 2015

Wiggle It Jiggleit Closes Out a Championship Year

After 25 starts thus far this year, Champion Wiggle It Jiggleit completes his three year old season in tonight's $300,000 Hap Hansen Progress Stakes at Dover Downs (10th race).  So far with a record of 25-21-3-0 and $2,031,995 earnings it seems apparent to me that Wiggle It Jiggleit is on tap to take down HOY honors.  Is there any chance someone can upend the 3yo altered son of Mr Wiggles in his final start as a 3yo?

Wiggle It Jiggleit is listed as a generous even money proposition which is wishful thinking.  To think this horse will go off anything higher than 4-5 is absurd so the question is can we find someone worth taking a wild stab at to land a major upset?  Let's take a look at the field.

10th Pace - Dover Downs - $300,000 Hap Hansen Progress Pace - 3yo Open (No Show Wagering)
1 Remember Me VK (6-1) - Finished second to WIJI in the elimination and a winner three starts ago in an 3-5yo Open.  The logical horse to consider here but it needs to be noted he failed miserably racing against horses in the Battle of the Brandywine.

2  Dealt A Winner (9-2) - Finished third to WIJI in the last two starts makes him a consideration,  One of his best races was in the Breeders Crown where he jumped off on a sloppy track and came back to finish fifth against Freaky Feet Pete,  In good shape and is a possibility.

3  Dude's The Man (5-1) - Last decent race was at Lexington in the Bluegrass.  Since then he has not looked good.  However, with over $600,000 in earnings this year it is clear he had success earlier in the year.  The problem is there is nothing which shows a return to his earlier success.

4  Roland N Rock (25-1) - Has looked awful of late.  Most recent wins came at Hoosier in a Circle Monument race and the NJSS Green Acres final.  Would need pedestrian fractions to be a factor, something highly unlikely.

5 Americanprimetime (25-1) - Raced well on the NYSS circuit and shows a victory two starts back at Yonkers in a NW6 event.  Has not shown much against open company though from post 8 in last start, he had no chance.  Don't see him competing but at 50-1,may be worth a shot.

6 Wiggle It Jiggleit (1-1) - Even money my foot.  No Freaky Feet Pete here so a loss here would be like Niatross at Saratoga.  Only real chance of a loss is illness.

7 Badix Hanover (7-1) - Has been racing well.  Toss last from post 9.  If there is a horse who looks like he may be on the improve, it may be this one.  Reined by John Campbell.

8 Rodeo Romeo (25-1) - Green horse who doesn't seem to be ready to go against this caliber.  Likely the last place finisher.

The likely winner is Wiggle It Jiggleit, but if you want tot take a stab at someone else, I would look at (#2) Dealt A Winner and Badix Hanover (#7).

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