Uncle Mo’s Galilean Wins the Soi Phet
Galilean (4c Uncle Mo x Fresia, by El Prado) added a fourth stakes victory to his resume on Saturday with a win in the Soi Phet Stakes at Los Alamitos.
Going a mile on the dirt, Galilean went off at even money and was never far from the race lead when running just behind the pacesetter. Moving nearly even with the leader at the top of the stretch, Galilean raced up the outside and took the lead in the final furlong under Juan Hernandez.
The colt was home free from there, winning by four lengths under a hand ride for West Point Thoroughbreds, Denise Barker, William Sandbrook, John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith.
Trained by John Sadler, Galilean has finished in the top three in eight of his nine starts for nearly $450,000 in earnings.
“It was a good win,” said Sadler’s assistant Alex Bisono. “I wish he had run a little bit straighter down the stretch, but he didn’t bother anybody because he was clear. He was comfortable the whole way. I definitely think he’s a better two turn horse and he likes this track.’’
The four-time stakes winner bred by Bar C Racing Stables is also Grade II-placed and was a $600,000 2-year-old purchase by West Point Thoroughbreds from Eddie Woods.
Galilean is out of a half-sister to Grade III winner His Race To Win and the dam of Canada’s 2019 Champion Older Male El Tormenta. He also hails from the family of champions Classy ‘N Smart and Dance Smartly among others.
A top young sire, Uncle Mo is having another successful year in 2020 with five stakes winners and 14 stakes horses led by two Grade I Kentucky Derby hopefuls and two Grade I Kentucky Oaks hopefuls.