Uncle Mo Colts Stays Perfect in Hot Springs



7th-Oaklawn, $84,000, Alw, 1-23, (NW1X), 3yo, 6f, 1:10.29, ft, 3 1/2 lengths.

SWIFTSURE (c, 3, Uncle Mo–Island Saint {GSP, $133,860}, by Speightstown) wired the field to take his debut by 3 1/4 lengths in his career bow at the Fair Grounds Nov. 27 and was hammered down to even-money to repeat here. Hustled out of the gate, the dark bay was overtaken by longshot Lock Up (Maclean's Music) and kept a watchful eye from second through a swift first quarter in :21.51. Closing the gap on the backstretch, Swiftsure took control at the top of the lane and skipped clear for a 3 1/2-length score, providing trainer Steve Asmussen with his 700th victory at Oaklawn. Sir Wellington (Palace) filled the place spot. Swiftsure is the first foal out of Island Saint, who has since produced a yearling filly by Into Mischief. She was bred back to that red hot Spendthrift stallion. Sales history: $95,000 RNA Ylg '19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $78,600. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

O-Siena Farms, LLC and Asmussenequine.com; B-Siena Farms LLC (KY); T-Steven M. Asmussen.

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