With less than two weeks to go
before the Grade 1, $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational on July 27 at
Monmouth Park, William Hill, one of the world’s leading betting and gaming
companies and the title sponsor of the Haskell, has set a future book line for
North America’s richest invitational, with the filly Untapable listed as the
Winner of the Kentucky Oaks and
most recently the Mother Goose, Untapable rides a four-race win streak into
this year’s 47th renewal of the William Hill Haskell. The daughter of Tapit is trained by Steven
Asmussen, who sent out Rachel Alexandra to best the boys in the 2009 Haskell,
and will be ridden by Rosie Napravnik.
Second choice in the William Hill Haskell
futures is Bayern, an impressive winner of the Woody Stephens at Belmont Park in his most recent, named at
3-1. Bayern is conditioned by Bob
Baffert, who has won a record six Haskell Invitationals.
Tied for third at 4-1 are Albano, victor of Monmouth’s Pegasus Stakes on June 15
and Wildcat Red, winner of the Fountain of Youth and runner-up in the Florida
Derby. That duo is followed by Social
Inclusion (5-1) third in the Wood Memorial, Preakness and Woody Stephens and
Medal Count (6-1) winner of the Transylvania Stakes and most recently third in
the Belmont Stakes.
Also listed on the William Hill
future wager are Irish You Well (15-1), who captured Monmouth’s Long Branch
Stakes on July 5, and the runner-up from that race, Just Call Kenny (20-1), who
earlier this year took the Spectacular Bid at Gulfstream.
The 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.
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.