Untapable, Tapiture record moves at Keeneland for BC engagements
Edited Press Release
Champion Untapable worked five furlongs in 1:01.20 over Keeneland’s fast main track on Sunday in her first timed move since she was second by a neck in the October 4 Spinster (G1) at the track. Trained by Steve Asmussen, the four-year-old Tapit filly is headed for a title defense run in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) on October 30.
Untapable worked in company with Gold Hawk, who started about a half-length in front. She passed the workmate, finishing 1 1/2 lengths in front. Clockers caught her in fractions of :13, :25, :37.40 and 1:01.20, with a gallop-out time of 1:14.80.
David Fiske, racing manager for owner/breeder Winchell Thoroughbreds, said Untapable has been training well at Keeneland and he was happy with her latest performance.
“I don’t think she had to do too much since she just ran in the Spinster,” he said. “She’s on schedule.”
Fiske said Untapable is expected to receive her final work for the Distaff next weekend. With 12 days before the race, expected to include Spinster winner Got Lucky and third-place finisher Yahilwa, he said the Distaff “looks wide open to me. We’ll see who gets the best post position, best trip, least amount of trouble.”
Asmussen also sent out multiple Grade 2 winner and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) candidate Tapiture Sunday morning at Keeneland. The Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred clocked five-eighths in 1:00.60, with clockers catching him in fractions of :12.60, :24.60, :37.40 and 1:00.60, with a gallop-out time of 1:14.
Another Asmussen worker was Grade 2 victor Holy Boss, who breezed five furlongs in :59.80 with fractions of :13, :24.40, :36.80 and :59.80, and gallop-out in 1:13.20. The Street Boss chestnut is scheduled to run in the TwinSpires.com Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1).
Other workers at Keeneland on Sunday included Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) winner Grand Arch. Expected in the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1), the six-year-old gelding worked a half-mile in :51.60 on the main track after the renovation break.
Trained by Brian Lynch, Grand Arch produced fractions of :12.40 and :25.60 with a gallop out of 1:05.40.
Also working after the break was a quartet of runners trained by Wesley Ward.
Undrafted, headed to the Sprint, and Ruby Notion, a Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) candidate, turned five furlongs in company in 1:00.20. Fractions for the duo were :13, :24.80 and :37.40, and they galloped out six furlongs in 1:14.20.
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) hopeful Green Mask covered five furlongs in company with Sunset Glow, clocking :59.80.
Trainer Jeremy Noseda called an audible and opted not to work Frizette (G1) runner-up Nemoralia Sunday morning at Keeneland.
“She just galloped this morning,” Noseda said. “I decided she didn’t need to go yet.”
Nemoralia will be pre-entered in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), according to Noseda.
All photos courtesy of Keeneland/Coady Photography