Uncle Mo, Others Breeze at Palm Meadows
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out Uncle Mo for a breeze today at Palm Meadows. He completed four furlongs in :49.60 (18/41). It was the colt’s second work since winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs.
“I thought he worked excellent,” Pletcher said. “Last week, he just had an easy three-eighths, and I was actually surprised how much he moved forward off of just that one easy work. His work this morning was pretty much a textbook half-mile. He went nice and easy and galloped out really strong. He came back not tired at all. He’ll likely go another half-mile next week.”
Uncle Mo has won his three lifetime races by a combined 23 1/4 lengths and is the early favorite for the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
Pletcher also sent out stablemate Stay Thirsty, who went four furlongs in an time identical to that of Uncle Mo. It was also Stay Thirsty's second breeze since the Juvenile.
Brethren was also on the Palm Meadows worktab, breezing five furlongs in 1:01.00 (4/23), as was Beamer, who was timed in 1:01.40 (7/23).
Masterpiece had a gate work, four furlongs in :49.20 (14/41), breezing, perhaps signaling that his 2011 debut is near.
--By Dick Downey