WILKES-BARRE, PA – The top three horses in the Harness Racing Top 10 poll all showed up at Pocono Downs last night and only one went home without his tail between his legs.
Wiggle It Jiggleit was marvelous capturing the Battle of the Brandywine, winning by three lengths in 1:48 over rival Wakizashi Hanover. As for Pinkman and JL Cruze, well, it wasn’t exactly a good night. In his first start since winning the Hambletonian Pinkman broke in the Colonial and finished last. Making his first start since July 18, JL Cruze was dull in the Sebastian K Invitational and finished fourth.
It was one of those nights that proved for the umpteenth time that there is no such thing as a sure thing in horse racing, but Wiggle It Jiggleit is as close as it gets. On a star-packed card that was part of the 50th anniversary of Pocono Downs, the gelded son of Mr Wiggles lived up to his billing as the best 3-year-old pacer in North America.