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Three winners in two days for Perfect Soul
RSS Feeds Wednesday, July 06, 2011
Darby Dan's Perfect Soul accounted for three winners in two days over July 5-6, including two maiden special weight winners. All three were bred by long-time Darby Dan client Charles Fipke, who also bred and raced the 13-year-old sire.

Perfect Crevasse, a 4-year-old colt, won a 7 1/2-furlong turf allowance July 5 at Mountaineer Park. Near the back of the pack for the first five furlongs, he made a six-wide move around the turn to cruise by the frontrunners and win going away by 2 3/4-lengths.

Perfect Crevasse was bred in Kentucky out of the Gulch mare Chasm, who was third in the Grade 3 Cicada S. Chasm is a full sister to top-class sprinter Golden Gear, winner of seven stakes; and a half-sister to multiple Grade 1 winning mare and $1.6 million earner Keeper Hill.

The second winner also came on July 5, this one at Prairie Meadows, when the 2-year-old Squid romped to an 8-length win going 4 1/2-furlongs in his racing debut. The chestnut broke sharply from the inside post and was never seriously challenged as he increased his margin the entire trip.

The juvenile colt was bred in Kentucky by Fipke in partnership with Elise Handler. He races in the name of Lloyd DeBruycker and earned $15,720 for the victory.

July 6 at Woodbine, Thislilsoulofmine registered her maiden win in a 1 1/4-mile turf marathon. The bay filly, a Fipke homebred, came from sixth place after three quarters of a mile to roll home a 3 1/2-length winner in a very good 2:01.93, just a shade over a second off the track record.

Fipke bred Thislilsoulofmine in Canada. She is now 1-1-1 in four starts with earnings of $62,350. She finished third in last year's $150,000 Ontario Damsel S., also at Woodbine.