Grade III Turf Stakes Top Haskell Undercard

Grade III Turf Stakes Top Haskell Undercard
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Kip Deville goes in Sunday's Oceanport at Monmouth.
Topping Monmouth Park's undercard stakes on Haskell Invitational day Aug. 5 are the Oceanport and the Taylor Made Matchmaker, each a grade III stakes test on the turf worth $150,000.

The New Jersey track is offering a 14-race program with the $1,020,000 Haskell Invitational (gr. I) topping the bill. The total card is worth $1,981,000 in purses.

The Oceanport, set as the eighth race, drew a field of eight older turf horses headed by grade I winner Kip Deville, the 123-pound high weight for trainer Rick Dutrow Jr.

The 4-year-old Oklahoma-bred colt Kip Deville has mostly been racing in California this year, where he won the Frank Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita in March before heading to Keeneland a month later to capture the Maker's Mark Mile (gr. IIT).

Local hopes in the 1 1/16-mile Oceanport are Presious Passion, winner of last year’s Jersey Derby; Kiss the Kid, a three-timer winner at Monmouth; and Victory Alleged, who won the Majestic Prince Stakes at Monmouth last year.

The Taylor Made Matchmaker, which offers stallion seasons to the first three finishers in addition to the purse money, drew a field of nine fillies and mares. The race, set as the 12th on the card, is headed by graded stakes winner Silver Charades.

The other stakes races offered Aug. 5 are the $100,000 Jersey Derby (10th race) for 3-year-olds on the grass; the $100,000 Regret Stakes (third race) for fillies and mares at six furlongs; the $100,000 Lady’s Secret (fifth race) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16-miles; and the $65,000 Lincroft Handicap (11th race) for New Jersey-breds at a mile and 70 yards.

$150,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT, Race 8, 3:28 p.m.), 3 & Up, 1 1/16 Miles (Turf)
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Silent Roar (KY), 117, Stewart Elliott
2. Giant Wrecker (KY), 121, Robby Albarado
3. Kiss the Kid (KY), 117, Mario Madrid
4. Kip Deville (OK), 123, Edgar S. Prado
5. Smart Enough (KY), 121, Joe Bravo
6. Victory Alleged (KY), 117, Rajiv Maragh
7. Presious Passion (FL), 117, Eddie Castro
8. Icy Atlantic (FL), 121, Garrett K. Gomez

$150,000 Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIIT, Race 12, 5:35 p.m.), Fillies & Mares 3 & Up, 1 1/8 Miles (Turf)
PP. Horse, Weight, Jockey
1. Hopes and Dreams (KY), 117, Joe Bravo
2. High Moment (KY), 119, Jose Lezcano
3. Trick's Pic (KY), 117, Mario G. Pino
4. Silver Charades (KY), 119, Eddie Castro
5. Criminologist (KY), 117, Edgar S. Prado
6. Humoristic (KY), 117, Rajiv Maragh
7. In Return (KY), 117, Charles C. Lopez
8. Roshani (KY), 117, Garrett K. Gomez
9. La Dolce Vita (KY), 117, Robby Albarado

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