Graduate Series opens, Miss Versatility continues at Mohawk Park

Jiggy Jog S at Woodbine Mohawk Park. New Image Media Photo.

Jiggy Jog S at Woodbine Mohawk Park. New Image Media Photo.
June 4, 2023, by Ray Cotolo for Woodbine Communications

Milton, ON — On a card where many glamour boys got their tightening miles ahead of the $1-million Pepsi North America Cup, aged horses sparred in their own stakes as Woodbine Mohawk Park hosted the kickoff to the Graduate Series and the second leg of the Miss Versatility on Saturday (June 3) night.

Jiggy Jog S did just that on Saturday in the Graduate Series at Woodbine Mohawk Park. New Image Media Photo.

Jiggy Jog S jetted around the Campbellville oval in the lone C$99,750 opening preliminary of the Graduate Series Trot, uncorking a 1:50.3 mile under wraps on her seasonal bow.

Sent off as the 2-5 favorite from post two, Jiggy Jog S (Dexter Dunn) sprinted off the wings and barreled slightly off the pegs through the first turn to land on the lead in :26.2 with Slay (Joe Bongiorno) sitting the pocket. No challengers marched against Jiggy Jog S, so the Ake Svanstedt trainee coasted past a :55.1 half and kept the tempo hot through the final turn to clock three-quarters in 1:22.4. The four-year-old daughter of Walner straightened strongly and plowed down the lane to post a five-length victory on idle. Pretender pushed first over through the final turn to snag second from Slay while Looks Like Moni (James MacDonald) settled for fourth.

Dunn, the regular pilot of Jiggy Jog S through her million-dollar sophomore campaign, guided the Jorgen Sparredal Inc.-owned mare to her 11th victory from 25 starts and padded her bankroll to C$1,300,168.

“She got off the gate real good; nothing else really came – that was a pretty hot first quarter anyway,” said Dunn. “She wandered around a little on the front like she can do, but I asked her at the top of the stretch and she kicked really good. Continue on USTA

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