Airosa Newest Stakes Winner for Uncle Mo
Making her third career start, Airosa (2f Uncle Mo x Mrs. Hudson, by Street Cry) became her sire’s newest stakes winner on Sunday with a victory in the Catch a Glimpse Stakes.
The Kevin Attard filly was first out of the gate in the 6 ½ furlong turf race before she was taken back by Rafael Hernandez. Settled a few lengths behind a dueling trio up front, Airosa stayed in touch with the leaders as most of the field raced behind her.
Airosa found herself in trouble in the early stretch as she struggled to find room on the rail but it opened up with just over a furlong left to go and she took full advantage. She slowly made her way to the leaders but once she was there, she took over and galloped off to a one length victory.
Raced by X-Men Racing, StarLadies Racing, Madaket Stables, and SF Racing, the Anderson Farms-bred was a $400,000 purchase from her breeder by her racing owners at last year’s Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
She is the first runner out of the winning Street Cry mare Mrs. Hudson, who herself is a daughter of Grade II winner Sara Louise. That mare is the dam of the Grade II-placed Sara Street and the dam of Grade II winner Kalik.
Sara Louise is a half-sister to the dam of American Pharoah’s multiple Grade II winner and Grade I-placed Forbidden Kingdom with the pair out of Grade III-placed Kings Lynn.
Airosa is the 12th stakes winner of the year for Uncle Mo, putting him in second among all North American sires with over 100 less runners than the leader.
His 23 stakes performers in 2023 also put him fourth on the list. That group is led by two Grade I winners this year.