N.J. – Trainer Steve Asmussen confirmed that his multiple Grade 1 winning filly
Untapable will make her next start in the July 27 William Hill Haskell
Invitational at Monmouth Park.
The daughter of Tapit turned heads this morning over the
training track at Saratoga, breezing five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 with jockey Rosie
“I was very pleased with her, she breezed extremely well,”
said Asmussen, who conditions Untapable for owner Ron Winchell. “Weather permitting, we’ll breeze her again
next Monday and then plan to ship her to Monmouth either Wednesday or Thursday
of race week.”
Asmussen confirmed that Napravnik will have the call on
Untapable in the mile and an eighth Haskell, the centerpiece of Monmouth Park’s
Untapable, the Kentucky Oaks winner, will enter the Grade
1 Haskell off a 9 ¼ length score in the Grade 1 Mother Goose Stakes at Belmont
Park on June 28. She will look to become
the third filly to win the Haskell, following Serena’s Song in 1995 and Rachel
Alexandra, also conditioned by Asmussen, in 2009.
William Hill Haskell will be televised live on NBC and is part of the Breeders’
Cup “Win and You’re In” Series, with the victor getting an automatic berth to
the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 1.
Haskell Tickets can be purchased by calling 732-571-5563 or by visiting the reserved seat booth (2nd
floor of the Grandstand) on any live racing day. In addition, fans can
pre-purchase Haskell seats directly through monmouthpark.com.