Labor Day Winner Double for Mo Town
It was a juvenile double on Monday for Mo Town when Mo Trump (2c Mo Town x Objective Complete, by Mission Impazible) broke his maiden at Finger Lakes hours before Play The Music (2f Mo Town x Hey Little Sister, by Jump Start) won on debut at Kentucky Downs.
Making his second start, Mo Trump shadowed the leader early on in the 5 ½ furlong dirt race before taking over the lead as they swung into the stretch. The colt proved much the best in the Maiden Special Weight, using the stretch run to build his margin to 5 ¾ lengths by the time he hit the wire.
Mo Trump is co-owned by his trainer Anthony Ferraro with David Cummings and was bred by Patricia Clark and Topsmeade in New York.
A $300,000 purchase by racing owner Glassman Racing earlier this year, Play The Music was making her debut under the direction of Mark Casse in the seven furlong turf race.
Joel Rosario kept her in hand for much of the run as he piloted her to the rail from one of the widest positions. As the leaders dueled in front of her, Rosario made sure Play The Music stayed relaxed and didn’t ask for much until they were nearly out of the turn. She took the lead inside the final furlong and with only a few taps, spurted away to win by 2 ¼ lengths with Munnings’ Watch This Munny (2f Munnings x Watch This Cat, by Eskendereya) in third.
Mo Trump is the first foal out of the winning Mission Impazible mare Objective Complete, who is out of a winning half-sister to stakes winning Lady Samuri. Lady Samuri is the dam of Grade II winner Last Samurai and stakes winner Candy Raid. Those under Mo Trump’s third dam also include stakes winner Message Red and her Grade III winner Le Mi Geaux.
Also a $110,000 yearling before her reappearance in the ring this year, Play The Music is one of seven winners out of a half-sister to multiple stakes winner Smoke It Right. Play The Music herself is a half-sister to this year’s Grade II San Felipe fourth Beautiful Art. Out of a Jump Start mare, Play The Music is bred on that same Uncle Mo x A. P. Indy cross that has been so successful for Mo Town’s sire.
With his two newest winners, Mo Town now sits at eight winners from his first crop – good enough for eighth on the first crop sire list.