Asmussen Expecting ‘Sharp’ Effort From Untrapped In Ohio Derby

Third choice on the morning line at 9-2, Untrapped is one of four Kentucky Derby (G1) starters entered in Saturday’s $ 500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at JACK Thistledown.

Unplaced in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Untrapped earned his way to the Run for the Roses with runner-up finishes in the LeComte (G3) and Risen Star (G2) stakes and a third-place effort in the Rebel (G2) that was a nose from second. Each time he was beaten two lengths or less.

Untrapped will break from post two in the Ohio Derby, and like many in the field he typically comes from off the pace. “I think he drew well,” said trainer Steve Asmussen. “With the time off since the Kentucky Derby I expect him to be fairly sharp.”

Ricardo Santana Jr. was aboard for Untrappe’s first four races, including the LeComte and Risen Star, as well as the Kentucky Derby, and has the call again Saturday.

Untrapped put in an easy breeze at Churchill Downs last Sunday, going four furlongs in :50.20.

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