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Saturday, September 07, 2013 |

Undefeated Untapable adds her name to what is becoming a long line of top 2-year-old fillies by leading sire Tapit, rallying gamely to win in the $150,000 Pocahontas S. (G2) VIDEO on Sept. 7 at Churchill and earning a free berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita in November.

A Winchell homebred, Untapable broke her maiden first-time out at Churchill earlier this summer for trainer Steve Asmussen before training at Saratoga the last two months. The bay filly was pointed for a return to Louisville where she was able to punch her ticket in the Breeders’ Cup. Stretching out for the first time in the 1 1/16-mile event, Untapable rated just off the pace before finishing strongly under Rosie Napravnik to prove best by a half-length at the wire. She stopped the clock in 1:44.38 over a fast local main track, moving her record to two-for-two.

"I think she's a very special filly. That was a huge move considering she had one sprint race," Asmussen said. "We had planned on running her once at Saratoga, but it didn't work out. She's not short on ability, but definitely a little short on experience."

Added Napravnik: "She's a very, very talented filly and it was a lot to ask of her: second time out, she hadn't run in a couple of months, and running two turns against winners."

Untapable is out of the Prized mare Fun House, making her a half-sister to Grade 1-winning millionaire Paddy O’Prado. For Tapit, it marks his fifth graded stakes winner already in 2013, with his progeny earnings inching closer to the $6.5 million mark. He again ranks as a Top 5 sire by North American earnings.