Updated on 09/15/2011 1:39PM

Kipperscope's rep gets test


MIAMI - Kipperscope, who has been nearly invincible in five-furlong turf sprints this season, will get his last chance in 2001 to enhance his reputation as Calder's speed king, taking on nine rivals in Sunday's $35,000 Go to Will Handicap.

Kipperscope has won his last three turf sprints by a combined margin of 10 lengths. Included among them was a superb 5 1/2-length triumph in the Go With Times Handicap, in which he posted fractions of 20.66 and 43.30 seconds and completed the distance in 55.02, just off Heckofaralph's course and world record of 54.80. Kipperscope's last loss at five furlongs came in the Calder Turf Sprint Handicap when he finished a tiring third behind graded stakes winner Texas Glitter.

About the only thing that might stop Kipperscope from winning the Go to Will would

be the weight assignment of 121 pounds. That's the highest impost he has had to carry this season, but it is only two pounds more than he toted in an easy win over Uncle Rocco and Sejm's Madness under allowance conditions on Nov. 11.

Cornelio Velasquez, who is undefeated aboard Kipperscope, will again have the mount on Sunday.

Both Uncle Rocco and Sejm's Madness will be back for another shot at Kipperscope - and one another - in the Go to Will. Uncle Rocco and Sejm's Madness have split many decisions at this distance during the course of the season, with Sejm's Madness holding a slight edge. In fact, despite proving no match for Kipperscope in their last meeting, Sejm's Madness has easily amassed a larger bankroll this season than Kipperscope - the majority of the money coming from victories in the Bill of Rights and Pass the Line handicaps in October.

The rest of the starting lineup for the Go to Will consists of Firefighter Rob, Sejm Boogie, Heroofthegame, Mad River, True Love's Secret, Prowl, and Winds of Love. True Love's Secret is coupled in the wagering with Kipperscope as the Rudy Wolfendale-trained entry.

Firefighter Rob and Mad River, each of whom are coming off turf sprint victories, will get their first shot at Kipperscope on Sunday.

Firefighter Rob won his debut over this course when rallying to a three-quarter-length victory against optional claiming competition earlier this month.

Mad River has shipped down from Maryland, where he charged from the back of the pack to upset allowance company at 30-1 for his first victory of the season.

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