Wiggle It Jiggleit, Teague Reunited

Published: December 31, 2019 11:27 am EST

Wiggle It Jiggleit and Montrell Teague will be reunited in the 12th race Preferred Handicap at Dover Downs on Thursday (Jan. 2).

Montrell Teague resumes driving duties after suffering a broken wrist earlier in the year. Teague is listed to drive Former Horse Of The Year Wiggle It Jiggleit, who was assigned post 2 and is the 5-2 morning line favourite.

The field and drivers are:

1. Rockin M (Tony Morgan)
2. Wiggle It Jiggleit (Montrell Teague)
3. Bo Mach (Corey Callahan)
4. Billy Badger N (Russell Foster)
5. Quality Bud (Victor Kirby)
6. Duplicated N (Tim Tetrick)
7. Slick Tony (Ross Wolfenden)
8. Larry Karr (Mike Cole)

First post is 4:30 p.m.

(Dover Downs)



Congratulations, WIJI, I was very, very wrong about you. WIJI got away second and sat behind Larry Karr, tipped and assumed command at the 3/4 mile mark, which was timed in 1:23.2, and coasted through a 27.3 final quarter to win in 1:51 flat. He made it look easy. Definitely the best that he's looked since he started his comeback. He paid $7.60 to win as the 5-2 co-favorite. If this continues, maybe we'll see him in The Levy this spring after all.

I cannot believe that WIJI is entered in the Open again this week, but what's even more baffling is that he's the morning line favorite! His 2 most recent starts were also in the Open at Dover, and in both races, he finished next to last. On Dec. 12, he nearly went offstride, and a week later, he quit badly after leading at the half. His 7 opponents on Thursday have had their pictures taken in the winner's circle 57 times this year and earned a collective $850,000 in 2019. WIJI hasn't finished in the money in more than 3 months; in fact, he hasn't even earned a check since then. And he's the favorite??!!