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Wiggle It Jiggleit joins Levy fray; Matchmaker also continues
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - by Frank Drucker, Publicity Director, Empire City at Yonkers Raceway

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Yonkers, NY --- When the entry box closed Tuesday morning (March 29) for Yonkers Raceway’s Saturday night (April 2) program, George Teague Jr. was indeed a man of his word.

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Wiggle It Jiggleit will race in the Levy Series on Saturday at Yonkers.

There was last season’s Harness Horse of the Year, Wiggle It Jiggleit, in and among the 32 leading Free-For-Allers colliding in Round 3 of the George Morton Levy Memorial Pacing Series. The 4-year-old Mr Wiggles gelding tries Westchester for the first time, landing post position No. 7 in the eighth race, third of four consecutive $50,000 series divisions.

Wiggle It Jiggleit, or WIJI for those in his inner sanctum, began his older purse career with a 1:51.4 win this past Monday evening in a Dover Invitational, his 24th win in 28 career starts ($2,218,495). Teague co-owns with Teague Racing Partnership, with Montrell Teague taking his usual seat for trainer Clyde Francis.

All Bets Off (Matt Kakaley, post six) starts directly inside Wiggle It Jiggleit in a stacked field that also features defending series champ Domethatagain (Dan Dube, post four) and Ideal Cowboy (Jason Bartlett, post eight).

Take It Back Terry (George Brennan, post four) and Lucan Hanover (Brennan also listed, post seven), each two-for-two in the series, oppose one another in Saturday’s final series event, while the other “two-timer,” Bit Of A Legend N (Jordan Stratton, post eight), received no venue love in the second division.

Friday night (April 1), the third round of the Blue Chip Matchmaker features of trio of $40,000 events (races five through seven). Al Raza N (Stratton, post four), the only repeat winner thus far, drew into the final division.

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