Mo Forza Another HOL Derby Winner for Uncle Mo

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8th at DMR, $300kGI Hollywood Derby (1 1/8m)Winner: Mo Forza, c, 3 by Uncle Mo

Mo Forza | Benoit

MO FORZA (c, 3, Uncle Mo–Inflamed, by Unusual Heat) provided his sire with his second winner of the GI Hollywood Derby in the last three years, sitting a gorgeous trip before clawing his way past pacesetting Neptune’s Storm (Stormy Atlantic) in the final 30 yards for the victory. Standard Deviation (Curlin), third-last down the backstretch, finished well for third. Away nicely from gate one, Mo Forza hugged the fence, as Neptune’s Storm, the GII Hill Prince S. winner and a latest third to Mo Forza in the GII Twilight Derby, cut out an even pace. Traveling extremely well and just in need of somewhere to go nearing the stretch, he pushed off the fence to launch a two-path bid turning for home and outfinished the front-runner for the victory. Digital Age (Ire) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) was locked away in traffic for a good portion of the trip and kicked hard once clear, but too late. Mo Forza ran well in his first five career starts and finally got his picture taken at Santa Anita Sept. 29. He belied odds of 18-1 when accounting for Succeedandsurpass (Ire) (Exceed and Excel {Aus}) in the Twilight Derby. Mo Town won the 2017 Hollywood Derby. O-Bardy Farm & O G Boss; B-Bardy Farm (KY); T-Peter Miller.

Saturday, Del Mar
HOLLYWOOD DERBY-GI, $302,457, Del Mar, 11-30, 3yo, 1 1/8mT, 1:48.57, gd.
1–MO FORZA, 122, c, 3, by Uncle Mo
1st Dam: Inflamed, by Unusual Heat
2nd Dam: Little Hottie, by Afternoon Deelites
3rd Dam: Mistrely, by Miswaki
1ST GRADE I WIN. O-Bardy Farm and OG Boss; B-Bardy Farm (KY); T-Peter Miller; J-Paco Lopez. $180,000. Lifetime Record: 8-3-3-1, $379,460. Werk Nick Rating: D. Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree.
2–Neptune’s Storm, 122, g, 3, Stormy Atlantic–Immortal Life (Ire), by Iffraaj (GB). ($50,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV; $70,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP; $130,000 2yo ’18 OBSAPR). O-CYBT, Saul Gevertz, Lynn Gitomer, Mike Goetz, MIchael Nentwig and Daniel Weiner; B-Tracy Farmer (KY); T-Richard Baltas. $60,000.
3–Standard Deviation, 122, c, 3, Curlin–False Impression, by A.P. Indy. ($450,000 Ylg ’17 KEESEP). O-Klaravich Stables, Inc.; B-KatieRich Farms (KY); T-Chad C. Brown. $36,000.
Margins: 3/4, HF, 1HF. Odds: 2.80, 5.10, 7.80.
Also Ran: Digital Age (Ire), Succeedandsurpass (Ire), Originaire (Ire), Proud Pedro (Fr), Henley’s Joy, Nolde, Mr Dumas, Moody Jim (Ire), Uncle Bull. Scratched: Kingly.
Click for the Equibase.com chart, the TJCIS.com PPs or the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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