Thursday's Insights: Uncle Mo Filly's Belmont At The Big A Debut

Dreaming of Mo (hip 82) | Fasig-Tipton


5th-BAQ, $90K, Msw, 2yo, f, 6fT, 3:11 p.m.
Blue Devil Racing Stable purchased DREAMING OF MO (Uncle Mo) at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale for $700,000. Two years prior, the bay filly's dam Dreaming of You (Pioneerof the Nile) was sold to Phoenix Thoroughbreds with the filly in utero at the Keeneland November Sale for $500,000.

Second dam General Jeanne (Honour and Glory) also produced MGSW Justwhistledixie (Dixie Union), who foaled GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile hero New Year's Day (Street Cry {Ire}) and three full-brothers by Tapit–MGSW Mohaymen, GSW Enforceable, and GSW Kingly.

In receipt of Lasix for this debut, Dreaming of Mo is trained by Carlos Martin and Joel Rosario has the call.

A $475,000 OBS April Sale graduate, You Only Live Once (More Than Ready) makes her first start for Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher with Irad Ortiz aboard. Also with Lasix for the first time, the bay filly's dam is out of GI Garden City Breeders' Cup S. winner and turf specialist Magnificent Song (Unbridled's Song). TJCIS PPS

3rd-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, f, 7f, 5:58 p.m.
Heading to Kentucky for some early evening racing for juvenile fillies, Austin Traffic (Cross Traffic) will attempt to graduate at first asking from the barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. The Mike Rutherford homebred is out of GSW Taittinger Rose (Menifee), who also is responsible for the chestnut filly's full-brother and Jimmy Winkfield S. winner Montauk Traffic and her half-sister SP Rosebug (American Pharoah).

Corkage Fee (Vino Rosso), bred and owned by Jim and Donna Daniell, goes out for trainer Michael McCarthy. The bay filly's unraced dam is out of GI Ballerina S. and GI Test S. heroine Turbulent Descent (Congrats). TJCIS PPS

5th-CD, $120K, Msw, 2yo, f, 7f, 6:56 p.m.
With demand high, the Churchill secretary drew a second race for juvenile fillies and out of this bunch Dazzlin' Dictator (American Pharoah)'s dam is a half-sister to the dam of GISW She's A Julie (Elusive Quality), and GIII Sorrento S. victoress Untouched Talent (Storm Cat), who produced GI Kentucky Derby runner-up Bodemeister (Empire Maker) and MGSW Under the Stars (Pioneerof the Nile).

Also making the starting gate is Magic Gathering (Liam's Map), who counts MGSW Gotta Have Her (Royal Academy) as her second dam. Montclair Road (Quality Road) is out of Dothraki Queen (Pure Prize)–winner of the GIII Pocahontas S.–who was a $950,000 China Horse Club buy at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale back in 2016. TJCIS PPS

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