Zipse: Which Uncle Mo will show?

by | 08.25.2011 | 7:35am

Zipse At The Track offers a point-counterpoint on what the future holds for Uncle Mo, as he comes back to the races in Saturday's King's Bishop Stakes at Saratoga.  Laura Pugh of Dead Heat Debates argues that Uncle Mo has shown nothing but the qualities of a champion, even in defeat:

“Special horses do special things and no ordinary horse would have come close to running in the money when plagued by a liver disease. It was only last year that Devil May Care was floundered in the stretch of the Alabama before she was found to have a similar disease. Uncle Mo hung tough, even when sick, again demonstrating the heart of a champion.”

But Zipse says Uncle Mo's three-year-old season is just one huge question mark, and so is his future:

“How good or how bad were his performances this year? Would he have won the Wood for fun if he was 100%? If his connections feared for his life just a few short months ago, as they said they did, how can we expect to see his best in his first race back? If we only see 80% or so of his potential, will that win the King's Bishop? If it is not enough to win on Saturday, will he ever race again?”

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