HUNTSINGER REMAINS UNDEFEATED IN TWO STARTS WITH VICTORY IN KIP DEVILLE STAKES AT REMINGTON PARK
This is the first year of 2-year-olds to race for the freshman sire Cinco Charlie and one of his offspring, Huntsinger, proved his worth in winning Sunday’s $60,000 Kip Deville Stakes at Remington Park.
Cinco Charlie, a son of Indian Charlie, may not be a household name yet among top sires, but he actually won more stakes races in his career, seven, than Uncle Mo, currently the No. 3 sire in the country and also a son of Indian Charlie. With that kind of pedigree, Huntsinger may have a promising career ahead of him if he didn’t fall far from Cinco Charlie’s tree.
It appears that may be the case as Huntsinger is now two-for-two in his career with a win at first asking in a Texas-bred maiden race at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas on Aug. 3. He then immediately stepped up to win his first stakes try in the Kip Deville.
Jockey Lane Luzzi trailed in the field of seven out of the gate, but quickly made up ground on the backstretch to move into fourth. Trainer Danny Pish had the 2-year-old ready and he showed that, kicking for home. He moved in front by a half-length at the top of the stretch and won by a widening 1-1/4 lengths at 9-1 odds. He paid $21.40, $6.40, and $4.20 across the board.
Vulcan finished second while Hulen was two lengths behind the winner in third. The remaining order of finish in the Kip Deville was Red N Wild, Game Day Play, Eurochippygolfer and Okie Strong.
The winning time was 1:10.85 over the fast main track for six-furlongs. The young colt chased fractions set by pace-setter Red N Wild of :22.60 for a quarter-mile, :45.91 at the half-mile, and :58.31 for five-eighths of a mile. Huntsinger’s win was the first of two on the day for Pish as he would take the Flashy Lady Stakes with Caliente Candy in the eighth race, right after the Kip Deville.
It was the first win in the Kip Deville for all the connections. Huntsinger is owned by Sam Sherman and John Middleton of Houston, Texas. He was bred by Larry Huntsinger.
Remington Park racing continues into a new month with a Thursday-Saturday schedule on Oct 1-3. The first race nightly is at 7:07pm-Central.
Tracked by more than 164,000 fans on Facebook and 10,500 Twitter followers, Remington Park has provided more than $248 Million to the State of Oklahoma general education fund since the opening of the casino in 2005. Located at the junction of Interstates 35 & 44, in the heart of the Oklahoma City Adventure District, Remington Park is open daily for casino gaming and simulcast horse racing. The 2020 Thoroughbred Season is scheduled to run through Dec. 20. Visit remingtonpark.com for more information.