The $100,000 LARC Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico on Saturday was won in dominant style by progressive colt No Mo Dough (3c Uncle Mo x Twenty One AC, by Deputy Minister).
A homebred for Alex G. Campbell, Jr. Thoroughbreds, the Graham Motion trained colt was stepping up in class from a last start win in allowance company at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day.
He handled the tougher task with ease, powering clear for Jose Ortiz after settling back in the field to win the 1 and 1/16th mile contest by two and three-quarter lengths.
“I really liked this horse today,” Motion said.
“Jose [Ortiz] rides him with such confidence. He showed a lot of ability as a baby and then we gave him the time. Jose told me the other day at Churchill the horse didn’t even know what he was doing and he still won. He just came out of the race so well. Today he galloped really strongly. I think he won kind of easily. He’s a very nice colt.”
No Mo Dough has won three of four starts earning $126,600 in prizemoney.