King Guillermo Completes Saturday Double For Uncle Mo
Only hours after he sired the winner of the Grade II Twilight Derby at Santa Anita, Uncle Mo was back in the spotlight when his son King Guillermo (2c Uncle Mo x Slow Sand, by Dixieland Band) impressively scored a maiden victory at Gulfstream Park West.
Running over a mile on the turf, King Guillermo was sharp out of the gate and went straight to the lead. He never let the field within two lengths of him, opening his margin up to eight lengths in the far turn before crossing the wire by an eased down 6¼ lengths for trainer Juan Avila.
Bred by Carhue Investments, Grouseridge Ltd and Marengo Investments, King Guillermo is out of stakes producing Slow Sand, who is the dam of Listed placed Dorothy B. A half-sister to two graded stakes winners, Slow Sand is a granddaughter of Grade I winner Corrazona and hails from the family of Tale of the Cat’s stakes winning Enchanting Lady. Slow Sand had colts by American Pharoah in 2018 and 2019 and was bred back to the Triple Crown winner this year.
The top sire of his generation, Uncle Mo has sired 20 2-year-old winners this year led by dual-Grade I winner and Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies third Bast.