05/26/2010 11:00PM

Unreachable Star risks Indiana mark


Unreachable Star will try to remain unbeaten at Indiana Downs when he faces 11 other registered Indiana-sired horses in the $70,000 William Henry Harrison on Saturday. It will be the first outing since Jan. 3 for the 6-year-old gelding, but he has proven that a long layoff is not a problem. Trainer Tim Glyshaw ran Unreachable Star in his first out last year in this same race, and

Unreachable Star won the six-furlong event by two lengths in come-from-behind fashion.

Unreachable Star has been working forwardly at Churchill Downs and Glyshaw is winning at a 22 percent rate off a layoff. A return to Indiana should also benefit Unreachable Star, as 4 of his 5 wins last year came in Indiana. Victor Lebron will ride.

A registered Indiana-sired race is more restrictive than an Indiana-registered race, as both the sire and dam must be registered in Indiana.

Should Glyshaw not have Unreachable Star ready for the

William Henry Harrison, Father John has a good chance to wire the field. Trained by Mike Nance, the 6-year-old Father John is winless in two attempts this season, both in

optional allowance events against open company. A fast race track would enhance his chances, as he has won 7 of 19 starts on a fast track. Regular rider Rodney Prescott will ride.

Others in the field are Straight Scooter, Roof Tinner, Sir Walter's Oro, Liepers Fork, Mo Faster, Sir Dakota, Safari Kid, Arroson and the coupled entry of Paws Prince and Laz Has Risen.