Uncle Mo Blows Away Juvenile Field
Uncle Mo put on perhaps the most dominating performance of the Breeders’ Cup, winning the Juvenile by open lengths at Churchill Downs Saturday, giving trainer Todd Pletcher his third win at this Breeders’ Cup.
With John Velazquez aboard, Uncle Mo stalked frontrunner Riveting Reason and then exploded at quarter pole and surged clear to win by 4 1/4 lengths over second choice Boys at Toscanova. The final time for the 1 1/6 mile race was 1:42.60.
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Uncle Mo is owned byRepole Stable and was bred in Kentucky by D. Michael Cavey. He is a two-year-old son of Indian Charlie out of the Arch mare, Playa Maya.
Pletcher on the performance: “That was as impressive as they get. It was an unbelievable performance; crazy fast like he’s been doing all along. He runs really fast for a long time. He was right there and they were going quick all the way. (Jockey) Johnny (Velazquez) pushed the button on the turn and he had another gear. When Johnny turned for home, I felt like we were in good shape. I don’t get goosebumps very often, but I had them today.”
Uncle Mo has won all three of his starts by at least 4 lengths. Pletcher captured both the Juvenile Turf and the Juvenile Fillies Turf with Pluck and More Than Real respectively.