Uncle Mo

Uncle Mo

Joe DiOrio

Uncle Mo Works a Half Mile in :47.45

The champion breezes for the third time this winter.

Mike Repole’s undefeated 2-year-old champion and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo  breezed a half-mile Feb. 13 in :47.45 at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida. 

The 3-year-old son of Indian Charlie galloped out five furlongs in a minute alongside stablemate and Three Chimneys Hopeful (gr. I) runner-up Stay Thirsty . It was Uncle Mo’s third work of the winter, and the breeze pleased trainer Todd Pletcher.

“It was a tad quicker than we expected. We wanted him to go in :48 and change, but he did it effortlessly,” Pletcher said. “It’s amazing what a couple of works have done for his fitness level. I feel like I’m ahead of schedule. I’m particularly pleased with the way he galloped out.”

Pletcher said Uncle Mo is still on target to make his 3-year-old debut the second weekend of March.