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Minutes after horses in surrounding gates were guided back in, second betting choice Fashion Plate also had issues before settling down. She hopped out of the gate and quickly fell behind in finishing 11th of 12 entrants.

“She was real tight in the gate,” jockey Gary Stevens said. “When (Empress of Midway) flipped, she tried to flip. She has never had to stand in the gate that long and she’s used to smaller fields. As soon as the gate opened, my race was over.”

At that point, Napravnik was guiding Untapable to one of her smoothest victories before 113,071, which is saying something considering how dominant she has been this year. It was no contest after Untapable caught My Miss Sophia, quickly gaining a length and widening the gap.