COOLMORE AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCE 2013 SERVICE FEES
April 24, 2013
Coolmore has announced the service fees for the upcoming breeding season. New for 2013 is Excelebration, a triple-Gr.1 winning miler...
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Uncle Mo dominated the juvenile scene in 2010 to such an extent that he headed the Experimental Free Handicap by a margin of 5lb. His Experimental weight of 128, which was the highest allocated since 1997, reflected the ease of his three victories. After winning a maiden race by more than 14 lengths, he stepped straight into Gr.1 company, taking the Champagne Stakes by nearly five lengths before cruising to a 4¼ length triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Although forced to miss the Triple Crown races because of illness, Uncle Mo ended his sophomore season officially rated joint-second among the American 3YO’s on the World Thoroughbred Rankings. Returning to action in the Gr.1 King’s Bishop Stakes after an absence of 20 weeks, Uncle Mo failed by only a nose to hold off the specialist sprinter Caleb’s Posse. Uncle Mo then showed that he was back to his very best when he wired the field to take the Gr.2 Kelso H. by three lengths earning the huge Beyer Figure of 118.
Uncle Mo has a pedigree which contains no Mr Prospector or Storm Cat. His sire Indian Charlie commanded a fee of $70,000 in 2011, having established his ability to upgrade his mares. Uncle Mo’s grandsires In Excess and Arch also have Average Earnings Indices substantially higher than their mares’ Comparable Index.
Uncle Mo is ideal for MR PROSPECTOR line mares. Indian Charlie crossed with mares by MR PROSPECTOR’s sons has proved very fruitful, producing an impressive number of GSW’s. These sons include AFLEET (broodmare sire of champion Fleet Indian), CARSON CITY, CONQUISTADOR CIELO, CRAFTY PROSPECTOR (Gr.1 winner Pampered Princess), GULCH, SILVER GHOST and SMART STRIKE.
Mr Prospector’s grandsons have been keeping up the good work. Indian Charlie’s champion Indian Blessing had a dam by FLYING CHEVRON (by CARSON CITY), and Gr.2 winner Adios Charlie has a dam by NORTHERN AFLEET (by AFLEET). Indian Charlie has done well with the FAPPIANO branch. His Gr.1 winner Liaison is out of a VICTORY GALLOP mare and Gr.2 winner Anthony’s Cross is out of an UNBRIDLED mare. Another Gr.2 winner, Two Trail Sioux, has a dam by QUIET AMERICAN.
Although Uncle Mo has distant lines of NORTHERN DANCER, he will still suit this line. Indian Charlie has three Stakes winners among his first seven foals out of DIXIELAND BAND mares. Uncle Mo’s grandsire In Excess sired one of his best winners, Musical Chimes, from a daughter of SADLER’S WELLS. Daughters of EL PRADO, MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY are candidates for Uncle Mo.
Bwana Charlie, also by Indian Charlie from a Hail To Reason line mare, sired the Gr.1 winner Comma To The Top from a STORMY ATLANTIC mare. Therefore Uncle Mo will be ideal for daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY, TALE OF THE CAT and HENNESSY, and for other grand-daughters of STORM CAT.
Indian Charlie sired a Gr.2 winner from a TOUCH GOLD mare, while In Excess sired two top performers from FRENCH DEPUTY mares, so Uncle Mo is a good match for mares by sons of DEPUTY MINISTER.
The HAIL TO REASON line is encouraged, as from only six foals out of HALO mares, Indian Charlie sired two Gr.2 winners and a Stakes winner. He also did well with mares by SAINT BALLADO. Indian Charlie’s sire In Excess was represented by Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners from a daughter of PRIZED, a grandson of ROBERTO.
The SEATTLE SLEW line is another avenue worth exploring with Uncle Mo. Indian Charlie’s foals out of A.P. INDY mares include a Gr.1 performer and he has a Gr.1 winner with an A.P. Indy second dam. He also had Stakes winners out of daughters of SEATTLE SONG and SLEWACIDE.
Indian Charlie’s ten foals out of MT LIVERMORE mares include two Stakes winners, notably the Gr.2 winner Something Extra. RAHY mares should also suit Uncle Mo.
UNDEFEATED CHAMPION 2YO
1stBreeders’ Cup Juvenile-Gr.1, 8½ f., Churchill Downs by 4¼ lengths from Boys At Tosconova and Rogue Romance. Recorded a Beyer figure of 108 – the highest of any 2yo in 2010
1stChampagne Stakes-Gr.1, 8f., Belmont Park by 4¾ lengths from Mountain Town and I’m Steppin’ It Up.
1stMaiden, 6f., Saratoga by 14¼ lengths from Admiral Perry and Sinorice.
TOP CLASS 3YO
1stKelso H’cap-Gr.2, 8f., Belmont Park by 3 lengths from Jackson Bend and Jersey Town. Recorded a Beyer figure of 118 – the highest of any 3yo in 2011
1stTimely Writer Stakes-L, 8f., Gulfstream Park by 3¾ lengths from Rattlesnake Bridge and Gallant Dreams.
2ndKing’s Bishop Stakes-Gr.1, 7f., Saratoga beaten a nose by BC Mile winner Caleb’s Posse with Justin Philip third.
3rdWood Memorial-Gr.1, 9f., Aqueduct beaten 1¼ lengths by Toby’s Corner and Arthur’s Tale.