Kentucky Derby hopeful Uncle Mo makes his much anticipated 3-year-old bow in the Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 12.
The undefeated son of Indian Charlie, out of Arch mare Playa Maya, began his career with a romping sprint score at Saratoga last summer. He followed that up with easy wins in the Champagne and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He was named 2-year-old champion and is the early favorite for the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
Todd Pletcher trains Uncle Mo for Repole Stables. His rivals on Saturday include Gallant Dreams, Madman Diaries, Rocking Out, Schoolyard Dreams, and Rattlesnake Bridge.
Uncle Mo is probably not 100% cranked up for his return but should be fit enough to run a flat mile around one turn. His training partner and stablemate Stay Thirsty came off the bench and easily captured last Saturday’s Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct.