April 11, 2020 - Oaklawn Park, Race 6, AOC, USD $61,000, 1M, .0000, NW1$X

Pneumatic, c, 3, 2017 by Uncle Mo

1st Dam: Teardrop, by Tapit
2nd Dam: Wild Vision, by Wild Again
3rd Dam: Carol's Wonder, by Pass the Tab

Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
Breeder: Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC (KY)
Trainer: Steve M Asmussen

Dispatched as the 6-5 favorite to remain unbeaten and build on a debut success sprinting six furlongs over this main track Feb. 15, Winchell Thoroughbreds' homebred Pneumatic (Uncle Mo) handled a stretch out to two turns with aplomb to become the newest 'TDN Rising Star' Saturday in Hot Springs.

Pneumatic bounced well from gate seven and was four wide entering the first turn before tucking in a path or two while tugging eagerly for his head. Settled a bit better when steered out into the clear midway down the backstretch, the dark bay was asked for a sprint a quarter mile from home and he had his sights on pacesetting Captain Bombastic (Forty Tales) as they hit the top of the lane. Four wide at that point, he raced up to the front-runner with a sixteenth of a mile to the short-stretch finish and finished full of run for a 2 1/2-length success.

Pneumatic was sent off at odds of 22-5 for his debut and outgamed Skol Factor (The Factor) by a neck, the strength of which was amplified by the latter's 6 1/2-length maiden romp earlier on Saturday's program. The third-placed Liam's Pride (Liam's Map) also graduated in his next appearance.

Pneumatic is the first foal to race from his stakes-placed dam, a full-sister to GSW War Echo-dam of French Group 3 winner Munitions (War Front)-and SW & G1SP Farrier; and a half to GISW Pyro (Pulpit) and his MSW/MGSP full-brother Longview Drive. Third dam Carol's Wonder was a half-sister to Verne Winchell's Olympio (Naskra) and Call Now (Wild Again) and was herself responsible for MGSW Wild Wonder (Wild Again). Teardrop is the dam of the 2-year-old filly Drop Off (Candy Ride {Arg}) and a yearling colt by Gun Runner (Candy Ride {Arg}). She was most recently bred to the 2017 Horse of the Year.

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