Archive for February 20th, 2011

Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty Work Five Furlongs

Todd Pletcher’s 2011 Kentucky Derby hopefuls Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty, both owned by Repole Stable, worked five furlongs at Palm Meadows Training Center on Feb 20.

Uncle Mo, the 2010 undefeated 2-year-old champion, covered the distance in 1:01.40 (breezing). He is scheduled to make his 3-year-old bow in either the Tampa Bay Derby (G3) or the recently written Timely Writer at Gulfstream Park on March 12. His final Derby prep is expected to come in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in April.

Stay Thirsty, expected to make his first start of the year in the March 5 Gotham Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct, covered his five furlong journey in 1:00.65.

Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty have been working every Sunday since Jan 30. They previously went four furlongs together in :47.45 on Feb 13.