05/26/2011 3:39PM

Indiana Downs: Redemption for Unreachable Star?


Unreachable Star’s only local loss came in the 2010 running of the William Henry Harrison. He will try to make amends by winning this season’s edition Saturday at Indiana Downs.

A 7-year-old gelding rained by Tim Glyshaw, Unreachable Star has won 3 of 4 over the Indiana Downs main track, with his only defeat in his first out last year in this event. He will be making his first start of 2011 in the $84,000 William Henry Harrison against a full field, including two entries, of Indiana-bred and sired older horses.

Unreachable Star won 3 of 10 races last season, including the A.J. Foyt prep locally over the turf course. He also won the Brickyard prep and the Brickyard at Hoosier Park, both at six furlongs, the distance of the William Henry Harrison. A victory in this event will put Unreachable Star over $500,000 in career earnings. Orlando Mojica will ride for the first time.

Motown Boy is half of the Mike Nance/M Y Stable entry, and a return to statebred ranks should help him improve. The 4-year-old has an abundance of early speed and is capable of going gate to wire,as he has in all five of his lifetime wins. Motown Boy will be making his second start of the year after an even effort in an open allowance event locally May 4, when he finished fourth. Rodney Prescott, aboard for all of his 16 lifetime starts, will ride.

Others in the field include Cliff’s Best Bet, the other part of the entry; Seapops; Lawyer Daggett; Sir Walter’s Oro; Mo Faster; Father John; Liepers Fork; Motion Me On; and the entry of Spiritual Order and Paws Prince.