Uncle Mo Finishes Strongly
September 12, 2014
Champion 2YO Uncle Mo finished Book One at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale with a flourish having a colt from...
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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 (the highest since 1997) reflected the ease of his three victories. After winning a maiden race by more than 14 lengths, he took the Gr.1 Champagne S. by nearly five lengths before cruising to a 4 1/4 length triumph in the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Although forced to miss the Triple Crown races because of illness, Uncle Mo was still officially rated joint-second among the American 3yo’s on the World Thoroughbred Rankings. Returning to action in the Gr.1 King’s Bishop S. after an absence of 20 weeks, he failed by only a nose to hold off Caleb’s Posse. 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 established his ability to upgrade his mares and 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 with mares by MR PROSPECTOR’s sons proved very fruitful. These sons include AFLEET (champion Fleet Indian) and CRAFTY PROSPECTOR (Gr.1 winner Pampered Princess). Indian Charlie’s champion Indian Blessing had a dam by a son of CARSON CITY, and Gr.2 winner Adios Charlie has a dam by a son of AFLEET. Indian Charlie has Gr.1 winner Liaison out of a VICTORY GALLOP mare and a Gr.2 winner out of an UNBRIDLED mare while another Gr.2 winner has a dam by QUIET AMERICAN.
Indian Charlie has 3 stakes winners 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, sired the Gr.1 winner Comma To The Top from a STORMY ATLANTIC mare. Therefore Uncle Mo should suit the STORM CAT line.
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.
From only six foals out of HALO mares, Indian Charlie sired two Gr.2 winners and a Stakes winner. He also did well with SAINT BALLADO mares and has a Gr.2 winner out of a grand-daughter of ROBERTO. Indian Charlie’s sire In Excess has Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners from the ROBERTO line.
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.
Indian Charlie’s foals out of MT LIVERMORE mares include Gr.2 winner Something Extra.
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.