Grade I winner Kip Deville, who finished sixth -- beaten by about two lengths -- as the 7-to-5 favorite in the Shoemaker Breeders’ Cup Mile Stakes (gr. IT) on the turf Monday at Hollywood Park, was supplemented for $5,000 Wednesday to the $250,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) here Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile contest is on Cushion Track.
The 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred colt is among 12 entered for the Californian.
“The Shoemaker didn’t take much out of him, and he has been training so well on (synthetic) track here,” explained Chip Dutrow, assistant to and brother of trainer Rick Dutrow Jr., of the decision to run back in five days. We talked it over with the owner Tuesday and he decided to supplement.”
Mike Iavarone heads IEAH Stable and leads the partnership that owns the son of Kipling.
Kip Deville, who was trapped along the rail just behind a slow pace much of the way, saw a three-race winning streak on turf snapped in the Shoemaker. The gray has made his last ten starts on grass but began his career with five of his first seven outings on dirt. He won three of those five starts.