Uncle Mo dominated the juvenile scene in 2010 to such an extent that he headed the Experimental Free Handicap by a margin of 5lb. His Experimental weight of 128, which was the highest allocated since 1997, reflected the ease of his three victories. After winning a maiden race by more than 14 lengths, he stepped straight into Gr.1 company, taking the Champagne S. by nearly five lengths before cruising to a 4¼ length triumph in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
Although forced to miss the Triple Crown races because of illness, Uncle Mo ended his sophomore season officially rated joint-second among the American 3yos on the World Thoroughbred Rankings. Returning to action in the Gr.1 King’s Bishop S. after an absence of 20 weeks, Uncle Mo failed by only a nose to hold off the specialist sprinter Caleb’s Posse. Uncle Mo was then back to his very best when he wired the field to take the Gr.2 Kelso H. by three lengths, earning the huge Beyer Figure of 118.
Now Uncle Mo is rapidly establishing himself as a sire, with three Graded winners, headed by two Gr.1 winners, handing him a substantial lead on the freshman’s sire table in the run up to the Breeders’ Cup.
Uncle Mo has a pedigree which contains no Mr Prospector or Storm Cat. His sire Indian Charlie established his ability to upgrade his mares and Uncle Mo’s grandsires In Excess and Arch also have Average Earnings Indices higher than their mares’ Comparable Index.
Uncle Mo is ideal for MR PROSPECTOR line mares. Crossing Indian Charlie with mares by MR PROSPECTOR’s sons proved very fruitful. These sons included AFLEET (broodmare sire of champion Fleet Indian), CARSON CITY, CONQUISTADOR CIELO, CRAFTY PROSPECTOR (Gr.1 winner Pampered Princess), GONE WEST, GULCH, SILVER GHOST and SMART STRIKE. Uncle Mo sired the Gr.1 winner Gomo from a mare by ELUSIVE QUALITY, a son of GONE WEST, and his dual Gr.1 winner Nyquist has a second dam by SEEKING THE GOLD. He has also sired the Gr.3 winner Uncle Vinny and the Listed winner Uncle Brennie from mares inbred 4×3 and 3×3 to Mr Prospector. Uncle Vinnie’s broodmare sire comes from the UNBRIDLED branch. Indian Charlie did well with the FAPPIANO branch. His Gr.1 winner Liaison was out of a VICTORY GALLOP mare and Gr.2 winner Anthony’s Cross out of an UNBRIDLED mare. Another Gr.2 winner, Two Trail Sioux, had a dam by QUIET AMERICAN. Uncle Mo’s high-priced 2015 yearlings included a $700,000 colt out of a QUIET AMERICAN mare.
Mr Prospector’s grandsons kept up the good work with Indian Charlie. His champion Indian Blessing had a dam by FLYING CHEVRON (by CARSON CITY) and Gr.2 winner Adios Charlie had a dam by NORTHERN AFLEET (by AFLEET).
Uncle Mo is already making an impact with SEATTLE SLEW blood. His Gr.1 winner Gomo has a second dam by CAPOTE and his Listed winner Uncle Brennie has a dam by MALIBU MOON, a son of A.P. INDY. Indian Charlie’s 2yo Gr.1 winner By The Moon also has a dam by A.P. Indy’s son MALIBU MOON. This suggests that Uncle Mo could do well with mares by all the successful stallions from the A.P. Indy-Mr Prospector cross, such as PULPIT, MINESHAFT, FLATTER and CONGRATS. Uncle Mo also has the size to suit daughters of TAPIT and he had two popular 2015 yearlings out of mares by BERNARDINI.
Although Uncle Mo has distant lines of NORTHERN DANCER, he will still suit this line, especially the STORM CAT branch. Bwana Charlie, also by Indian Charlie from a Hail To Reason line mare, sired the Gr.1 winner Comma To The Top from a STORMY ATLANTIC mare. Uncle Mo has quickly proved himself with the STORM CAT line, siring the dual Gr.1 winner Nyquist from a daughter of FORESTRY and the Graded-placed Thrilled from a GIANT’S CAUSEWAY mare with 3×4 inbreeding to STORM BIRD. He should also be ideal for daughters of TALE OF THE CAT and HENNESSY, and for other grand-daughters of STORM CAT.
Indian Charlie has four stakes winners among his first ten foals out of DIXIELAND BAND mares, and Uncle Mo’s second dam is by the same stallion. DIXIE UNION mares therefore create an interesting pedigree, with 4×3 inbreeding to DIXIELAND BAND. Uncle Mo’s grandsire In Excess sired one of his best winners, Musical Chimes, from a daughter of SADLER’S WELLS. Daughters of EL PRADO, MEDAGLIA D’ORO and KITTEN’S JOY are candidates for Uncle Mo.
Indian Charlie sired a Gr.2 winner from a TOUCH GOLD mare, while In Excess sired two top performers from FRENCH DEPUTY mares, so Uncle Mo is a good match for mares by sons of DEPUTY MINISTER.
Adding more HAIL TO REASON blood is encouraged as, from only six foals out of HALO mares, Indian Charlie sired two Gr.2 winners and a stakes winner. He also did well with mares by SAINT BALLADO and had a Gr.2 winner out of a grand-daughter of ROBERTO. Indian Charlie’s sire In Excess was represented by Gr.1 and Gr.2 winners from a daughter of PRIZED, a grandson of ROBERTO.
Indian Charlie’s ten foals out of MT LIVERMORE mares included two stakes winners, notably the Gr.2 winner Something Extra. RAHY mares should also suit Uncle Mo.
UNDEFEATED CHAMPION 2YO
TOP CLASS 3YO