Untapable has final workout for Haskell start
07/21/2014 2:26 PM
07/21/2014 3:40 PM
Saratoga Springs, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Leading 3-year-old filly Untapable worked four furlongs Monday morning on Saratoga's Oklahoma training track for her final breeze before Sunday's Haskell Invitational. .
Trained by Steve Asmussen, Untapable worked the four furlongs in 50.21 seconds with exercise rider Mike Callaham on a training track listed as fast.
"So far everything is good. She cooled out good," said assistant trainer Darren Fleming. "She's on schedule to ship in on Thursday morning. We hope she settles in good. She did when she shipped to New York.
"Untapable likes to be by herself and doesn't like a lot of attention from people. She can be warm and fuzzy, but only when it's her idea."
The 1 1/8-mile Haskell at Monmouth Park will be the filly's first start against colts and geldings. Her regular rider Rosie Napravnik will be in the saddle after suffering an injury.
Owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds, Untapable posted a 9 1/4-length victory in the Mother Goose Stakes on June 28 at Belmont Park with Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez substituting for Napravnik. That was her first start after winning the Kentucky Oaks on May 2 by 4 1/2 lengths.
Untapable began the year with consecutive victories at Fair Grounds in the Rachel Alexandra and Fair Grounds Oaks. She's earned $1,304,725 in eight lifetime starts with six wins.
The filly will probably take on Albano, Bayern, Encryption, Irish You Well, Just Call Kenny, Medal Count, Social Inclusion and Wildcat Red in the $1 million stakes.
The Haskell will be televised on NBC and is part of the Breeders' Cup "Win and You're In" series. The champ will get an automatic spot in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.
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