By BOB ROBERTS Special to The Plain Dealer Owner Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O'Neill have a real problem. How do they get jockey  to commit to one of the emerging stars of their stable? Irap, a moderate brown colt who didn't break his maiden (win his first race) until he upset the $1 million Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on April 8, roared down the Thistledown stretch to capture Saturday's $500,000 Ohio Derby by a nose over the favored Girvin. Just like he was in the Blue Grass, Leparoux was in Irap's saddle for the renewal of Thistledown's centerpiece race. They are the only two times in Irap's 10-race career that Leparoux has been aboard the son of Tiznow. "I was in the right place at the right time, again," said Leparoux, the 33-year-old native of France. "It was so close, I really didn't know if I won." Irap, timed the Ohio Derby's 1-1/8 miles in 1:50 2/5, earned $300,000, making him racing's newest millionaire with career earnings of $1,072,600. But will Leparoux commit to Irap? He didn't ride him in the Kentucky Derby, when Irap finished a dismal 18th, beaten 40-3/4 lengths. "That's because I rode (juvenile champion) Classic Empire," said Leparoux. Classic Empire and Leparoux finished fourth in the Derby, then were beaten a mere head in the Preakness by Cloud Computing. Will he stay with Irap? "We'll see," said Leparoux. Fast and Accurate was first away from the gate in the Ohio Derby, hotly pursued by Vibe into the first turn and backstretch. Girvin and jockey Mike Smith sat a patient third while Irap, after being bumped and steadied in the clubhouse turn, was back in sixth in the nine-horse field. Girvin, bet down to odds of 4-5, moved at the half-mile pole and engaged Vibe. They dueled into the turn, where Girvin took the lead. By then, Irap was in gear, and came calling with a three-wide rally. The Derby winner engaged Girvin in late stretch, where Leparoux felt a bump or two by the favorite. "Yes, Mike came out a little," said Leparoux, "but my horse dug in and got there in time." Joe Sharp, the trainer of Girvin, called the defeat "a pretty tough beat." Under the wire, after only a nose separated the top two, came Untrapped, followed by Sorry Erik,