Uncle Mo paddock

Uncle Mo’s Lecca Baroque Continues Winning Ways In Japan

Lecca Baroque (3f Uncle Mo x My Fast One, by Elusive Quality) stayed undefeated in Japan on Saturday when the filly impressively won in Tokyo by nine lengths.

Running over seven furlongs on the dirt against colts, she broke sharply and quickly opened up a few lengths on the field. Jockey Christophe Lemaire looked full of confidence in the stretch, barely moving on the filly even as a few rivals made attempts to challenge her with two furlongs left.

Lecca Baroque easily brushed off their bids as she galloped away to win by nine lengths under an easy gallop with her ears pricked. Trained by Kazuo Fujisawa for Kazumi Yoshida, it was the second open-length victory for the MMM Stables-bred filly, who won by a wide margin in her debut last out.

A $410,000 Keeneland September purchase, Lecce Baroque brought even more when she went through the OBS March ring when selling to Yoshida for $525,000.

The filly is a three-quarter sibling to Uncle Mo’s Listed winner No Mo Dough with her dam also a half-sibling to Listed placed Terrific Storm with Grade I winner Wekiva Springs under Lecca Baroque’s third dam.

Top sire Uncle Mo has had incredible success with Elusive Quality mares, starting with his first crop. Seven of his nine runners out of Elusive Quality daughters are winners, including Grade I winner Gomo and Grade III winner Lost Raven.