Uncle Mo Works at Churchill Downs

Uncle Mo cruises in the Timely Writer

Kentucky Derby contender 

workouts for today (Tuesday, April 26) 

(with HRN Derby rankings):


Today's Derby contender works included a five furlong breeze from Uncle Mo. The 2-year-old champ worked in company with Calibrachoa. Santa Anita Derby hero Midnight Interlude and Risen Star runner-up Santiva also breezed under the Twin Spires on Tuesday morning.  


#1 Uncle Mo – Breezed 5f in 1:01.80 (10/25) at Churchill Downs (sloppy track).

#12 Midnight Interlude - 6f bullet in 1:13.60 (1/9) at Churchill.

#13 Santiva – 4f breeze in :49.20 (18/42) at Churchill.


     [Will Uncle Mo rediscover his brilliance on the first Saturday in May? Do you think Santiva can rebound from his Blue Grass clunker? Log in and rank your 2011 Kentucky Derby contenders!]




Uncle Mo, with John Velazquez aboard, finished up in :24.48 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:15.56 and seven panels in 1:32.30. Santiva worked in company with Shotgun Shine and went his final quarter in :24.72. Edddie Kenneally's Derby hopeful galloped out five furlongs in 1:03.22. Midnight Interlude lost his team drill with Mythical Power. The Factor missed a scheduled work because of the wet weather in Louisville and will not run in the Kentucky Derby. J P's Gusto will relocate to New York. Mike Hushion will train and he is no longer pointing to the Derby. Shackleford and Twinspired now have the earnings to make the Derby field and the new bubble horses are Silver Medallion and Anthony's Cross.  





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Stay Thirsty & Nehro for me, if you want to match pedigree against pedigree hands down both are going to stay the 10f before Mo does 100/100 times, if you're going to match talent vs talent Mo wins 85/100 but in picking the best set of 4 horses to round out my super Mo does not fit after this speed inducing work. Pros for mo - Most talented 3 year old running. fastest beyer figures, great trainer, top jock.Cons for mo - Pedigree and distance concerns, coming off sickness, 0 Stamina Building works, Quirky Prep schedule with a 1 mile public workout and a 1 mile (although the race was 1 1/8th mile) prep at the Big A, Last thing going against him, 0 Stamina building works. One more thing, 0 Stamina building works. I said after the Wood, no matter what test results showed, I needed to see a nice 6f work that gave indication that he was fit and that they were trying to put stamina into his diet of works, His 5f move today did nothing but put more speed into the horse, and although I really really like the horse alot, off this move, which i thought needed to be either 6f or 7f, and then see a 4f blowout before the race, he is a toss for me. For me at least, if he beats me with that many Cons, and the type of cons that he has working against him, so be it. But I'll look elsewhere.
I know. So many people seemed to have jumped off even though he had a valid excuse I know some may have wanted a 6f move, however CD can be a tiring track, and it gets even worse when it is sloppy. Mo's time, considering the conditions was fairly quick and the stickiness probably allowed him to get more out of the work than he would going 5f over a fast track.
mo looks fine seems to be alot more room on the bandwagon since the wood loss. 5/1 maybe 8/1 what a gift
Not bad in the least, especially for that sticky track. One of his internal splits was 11.8 and his final quarter was 24.2. That is a decent work considering the track and having to move around some horses early one. I liked how his stride looked no different over this going than it does over dry.

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