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Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm
Untapable wins Kentucky Oaks with Napravnik at helm

LOUISVILLE, KY. -- Heavy favorite Untapable blazed to victory in the Kentucky Oaks Friday, a triumph for jockey Rosie Napravnik and controversial trainer Steve Asmussen. Napravnik kept Untapable a few paces off the lead for much of the run, then pulled away to win by 41/2 lengths. The performance didn't quite match Rachel Alexandra's 20-length win in 2009, but the even-money favorite lived up to high expectations. "She is magnificent," said Napravnik, who was plenty good herself in winning a second Oaks. She's the only female jockey ever to win the $1 million stakes for fillies. Untapable's triumph hardly came without narrative complications, however....

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