Mr. Wireless was unstoppable in the Indiana Downs stretch as he rolled to a 3 3/4-length victory in Wednesday’s $300,000 Indiana Derby (G3), the first stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Dialed In.
Owned by Jon Lapczenski and JIL Stable, Mr. Wireless has three wins and a close second in the Texas Derby since stretching out to two turns. Overall, he’s won three of five races and earned $358,650.
Breaking from the outside in the field of six, Mr. Wireless went right to the front to contest the pace with W W Crazy, then backed off slightly around the first turn. He continued to track the pacesetter down the backstretch, then mounted a two-wide bid for the lead going into the final bend.
In the stretch, Mr. Wireless had Starrininmydreams to his outside and Sermononthemount to his inside but was able to shake loose, drawing off in the final furlong to win with authority in 1:42.84 for the 1 1/16-miles on a fast main track.
“He’s got to keep moving forward,” trainer Bret Calhoun said of the winner. “He hasn’t done much wrong in his career. He’s got a really good two-turn record. We don’t think he has any distance limitations. He’s gotten better and better. I know his family pretty good. I’ve trained his family. His sister Ain’t No Elmers was the first one. You have horses like that, a lot of times they just keep getting better and better.”
Mr. Wireless is the seventh graded and the 16th black-type winner for Dialed In, who was also represented over the weekend by Los Alamitos Derby (G3) runner-up Defunded.
Bred in Kentucky by John and Iveta Kerber, Mr. Wireless is a half-brother to Grade 3-placed Ain’t No Elmers and has an unraced juvenile full brother named Ain’t Broke.