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Kip Deville puts himself on target for Duty Free

Report: Gulfstream Park, USA, Sunday

Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (Grade 1), turf, 1m1f

KIP DEVILLE (Kipling - Klondike Kaytie (Encino))

KIP DEVILLE put himself in line for a trip to Dubai for the Dubai Duty Free Cup after a clear cut success in the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (Gr1) at Gulfstream on Sunday.

Having his first run since a below-par ninth in the Hong Kong Mile, and running over 1m1f for the first time, he was always up with the pace before being sent clear by jockey Cornelio Velasquez on the last turn. Court Vision and Just As Well mounted a challenge in the straight but Kip Deville extended to win bythree-quarters of a length.

Trainer Richard Dutrow said that a run in valuable Dubai Duty Free will certainly come under consideration now - depending on the race entries. However, if a trip overseas is not undertaken, the horse may run in at Keeneland in the Grade 1 Maker's Mark Mile Stakes, a race he has already won twice.

It was the 12th win and fourth Group 1 victory in 27 starts for the son of Kipling, who took his earnings to $3,319,614. He is owned by IEAH Stables and partners John and Andrew Cohen, Steve Cobb and Doug Robertson. Center Hills Farm bred him from the Encino mare Klondike Kaytie

Sire Kipling originally stood at Mighty Acres Farm, a division of Center Hills Farm in Oklahoma, but transferred to Pope Mclean's Crestwood Farm, Kentucky for the 2008 season when he stood at $7,500. He has been given a fee reduction for this season to $6,000.

A son of Gulch, he comes from a top stallion's family - his dam WeekendStorm (Storm Bird) is a daughter of the great mare Weekend Surprise, a half-sister to Wolfhound, Foxhound and dam of A P Indy, Summer Squall and Weekend In Seattle.

Kipling's most successful sibling is the Grade 2 winner and third home in the Gulfstream, Court Vision.

 

 

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