Following a runner-up effort behind Pyrite Mountain in the Wando at Woodbine as the 2-5 favorite, Uncaptured, 2012 Horse of the Year in Canada, is headed back to Churchill Downs, the site of his two biggest victories.
“He’s on a van right now headed to Churchill,” trainer Mark Casse said. “We’re planning on running him in the Matt Winn.”
The Grade III, $100,000-added Matt
Winn for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on the main track is scheduled to
be run on the Stephen Foster undercard under the lights on Saturday,
“We’re looking forward to getting him
back on dirt,” Casse said. “As long as he trains to our satisfaction,
the Matt Winn is the next step.”
Both dirt starts for John Oxley’s
Uncaptured came at Churchill Downs. At the 2012 Fall Meet, he completed
the Iroquois (GIII) – Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) double. Overall, he
has a record of 6-2-0 from 10 starts with
earnings of $638,617.
Casse and Oxley teamed to finish second in last year’s Matt Winn with Stealcase, who finished second behind Neck ’n Neck.