Uncle Mo ex Morena yearling colt selling for $875,000 at Keeneland

Another Keeneland September Session Topper for Uncle Mo

Book Two of the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale closed with an Uncle Mo colt from Morena topping the session at $875,000.

Consigned by Greg Goodman’s Mt. Brilliant Farm, the session-topping Uncle Mo colt is out of Peruvian champion Morena and is a half-brother to Grade I Belmont Stakes winner Creator.

“I don’t want to say better (than Creator), but this was a really nice foal, really nice Uncle Mo,” Goodman said. “This horse just does it all; there’s just nothing wrong with this horse. And he looks fast; he has a huge heart and there weren’t any knocks on him.

“We thought we were going to put him in Book 2 (before the reformatting of Book 1 was announced). He would have been a Book 1 horse, but I think he stands out here. He’s a great-looking horse.”

The colt was bought by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Phoenix Thoroughbreds. “From our perspective, (he was) just an all-around very nice horse,” Winchell said, adding the colt would be trained by Creator’s conditioner, Steve Asmussen.