10/05/2011 2:56PM

Remington: Kip Deville could be Jake Mo's ticket to Breeders' Cup


Jake Mo could put himself in the picture for the new $500,000 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint, depending on his effort in Friday night’s $75,000 Kip Deville at Remington Park.

“If he shows up and runs the right kind of race, I’ll sure contemplate going,” said Allen Milligan, who trains Jake Mo.

The Kip Deville is the first leg of Remington’s series for 2-year-olds that concludes with the $300,000 Springboard Mile on Dec. 10. Jake Mo will take on an eclectic cast in the Kip Deville as the six-furlong stakes has lured horses who last raced at Saratoga, Monmouth Park, Louisiana Downs, and Prairie Meadows.

Jake Mo is one of the Prairie invaders, having taken the track’s $75,000 Juvenile in his most recent out July 16. The wire-to-wire win came following a more than nine-length maiden special weight score in his second start June 25. For each of the efforts he earned a Beyer Figure of 81.

“He might be the best 2-year-old I’ve ever had,” Milligan said. “I’ve never had one with the frame of mind that I have with him. He’s just class. Anything you ask him to do he just does it, and if you come back and ask him to do it again, he’ll do it better.”

Jake Mo had been under consideration for a graded stakes start this summer, but ultimately the decision was made to freshen the horse for races later in the year, said Milligan. The BC Juvenile Sprint at Churchill could become a target, while Jake Mo also has the option of the Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot, said Milligan.

For the Kip Deville, the horse will break from post 11.

“He’s got enough tactical speed to get out and get over,” Milligan said. “I don’t think he has to be on the lead, but I’d like to see him close.”

Quincy Hamilton has the mount on Stephen Brown-owned Jake Mo.

Worthington, a stakes-winning sprinter, will be cutting back to one turn off a fourth-place finish in the $50,000 Sunny’s Halo at Louisiana Downs.

“We tried two turns on the turf down there and he ran his eyeballs out,” said his trainer, Bret Calhoun. “He led it late, rebroke, and tried again. He’s been game in all of his races and I think returning to a sprint he’ll be all right.”

Calhoun will also start Indisputable, an 11-length debut winner who last out was edged at 2-5.

“It’s the first time he’d been pressed the whole way,” Calhoun said of the loss. “Everything’s come pretty easy to him in the mornings, and when he broke his maiden he dominated. He never got pressed hard, and I think he got a little tired the other day.”

Cliff Berry has the mount on Indisputable, while Shane Laviolette will ride Worthington.