Monkey's Uncle (Uncle Mo) winning the Selima Stakes at Laurel

Juvenile Stakes Double for Uncle Mo

Fresh from hot results in the sale ring at Keeneland September, Uncle Mo has also proven to be in a hot vein of form on the track with a pair of new juvenile stakes-winners over the weekend.

Promising filly Monkey’s Uncle (2f Uncle Mo x Humor Section, by After Market) made it two wins in as many starts when she powered home from back in the field to score a half length win in the $100,000 Selima Stakes at Laurel.

“Her trainer Arnaud Delacour told me six furlongs would probably be a little short, but we had to try it, so I just wanted to break and settle her down and try to make one run,” winning rider Daniel Centeno said.

“I tried to save a little ground on the last turn, but it’s really soft and the ground was giving out, so I moved outside and she saw the clear. I moved a little early and a little wide but she held it all the way to the wire. She was a little more focused today. She’s a really smart filly and she really tried.”

A $180,000 yearling purchase that made $300,000 at the OBS March 2YO Sale earlier this year, Monkey’s Uncle (pictured) is the first winner for Humor Section, a half-sister by After Market to Grade I winner to Last Full Measure from Grade I winner Lazy Slusan.

The Jerry Hollendorfer trained colt Galilean (2c Uncle Mo x Fresia, by El Prado) made a winning debut in the $100,000 Los Alamitos Barretts Juvenile Stakes, producing a tenacious effort to win the six and a half furlong sprint by half a neck.

The $600,000 sale-topper at April’s Barretts Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training, Galilean is the first winner for Fresian, a half-sister to Grade III winner His Race to Win.

Monkey’s Uncle and Galilean brought the stakes-winner tally for Uncle Mo to 44 stakes-winners.