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Anne M. Eberhardt

Oaks Winner Untapable Returns to Work

She breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 at Churchill; targeting Mother Goose (gr. I).

In her first work since capturing the May 2 Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Winchell Thoroughbreds' homebred filly Untapable breezed five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 at Churchill Downs the morning of May 26 in preparation for the June 28 Mother Goose (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

Trained by Steve Asmussen, the 3-year-old bay daughter of Tapit  posted fractions of :12 4/5, :25 3/5, :37 3/5, and :49 4/5 before galloping out six furlongs in 1:14 1/5 and seven-eighths of a mile in 1:28 4/5.

"The Mother Goose is our next target," Asmussen said in a release. "She breezed beautifully Monday morning and she's a tremendously talented filly."

Unlike some of her rivals from the May 2 Oaks, Untapable is bypassing the one-mile Acorn (gr. I) on Belmont Stakes Day (June 7) for the Mother Goose, which is run at 1 1/16 miles.

"There's a lot left on her docket for the year," Asmussen said. "We want to keep her stretched out and we want to keep her in the rhythm that she's in that has allowed her to have so much success this year."

When asked if Untapable could meet males somewhere down the road, Asmussen said, "We don't rule out running against the boys, but there are a lot of options out there for her. Right now, tentatively, we have the Mother Goose, the Coaching Club of America Oaks (gr. I) and the Alabama (gr. I) which are all tremendous spots for her coming up on the calendar."

The Coaching Club of America Oaks is a 1 1/8-mile contest on July 20 and the 1 1/4-mile Alabama is Aug. 16, both for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course.

Kentucky-bred Untapable was produced from the Prized mare Fun House and has scored additional victories in the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II), and Rachel Alexandra Stakes (gr. III). She holds an overall record of 5-0-1 from seven starts and earnings of $1,124,725.