A debut winner at odds-on going two turns on the Delaware turf Aug. 30, Monkeys Uncle found herself much further back early in this shorter affair, but the result was the same. Dropped back to second last from her high draw, the Jackson colorbearer still had a ton to do midway along the bend. She came alive while well out into the course, and gobbled up foes with an impressive turn of foot to reach contention as they straightened. Taking over in midstretch, she idled a bit in the late stages, but had enough left in the tank to fend off Shoobiedoobydoo’s late advances.
“[Trainer] Arnaud [Delacour] told me six furlongs would probably be a little short, but we had to try it, so I just wanted to break and settle her down and try to make one run,” winning rider Daniel Centeno said. “I tried to save a little ground on the last turn, but it’s really soft and the ground was giving out, so I moved outside and she saw the clear. I moved a little early and a little wide but she held it all the way to the wire. She was a little more focused today. She’s a really smart filly and she really tried.”
The winner, who covered an eighth at OBS March in :10 2/5, is a granddaughter of MGISW Lazy Slusan (Slewvescent).
Her dam’s yearling filly by Verrazano was purchased for just $10,000 by Crystal and Marcus Ryan’s Mason Springs earlier this week. Humor Section, a half to GISW Last Full Measure (Empire Maker), produced a Shanghai Bobby filly this season before being bred back to Bernardini.
SELIMA S., $100,000, Laurel, 9-22, 2yo, f, 6fT, 1:16.11, yl.
1–MONKEYS UNCLE, 120, f, 2, by Uncle Mo
1st Dam: Humor Section, by After Market
2nd Dam: Lazy Slusan, by Slewvescent
3rd Dam: Three Flights Up, by Topsider
($180,000 Ylg ’17 FTKJUL; $300,000 2yo ’18 OBSMAR).
1ST BLACK-TYPE WIN. O-Lael Stables; B-Parrish Hill Farm &
Ashford Stud (KY); T-Arnaud Delacour; J-Daniel Centeno.
$60,000. Lifetime Record: 2-2-0-0, $80,400.2–Shoobiedoobydoo, 120, f, 2, Dialed In–Honorville, by
Petionville. ($15,000 Wlg ’16 KEENOV). O-James Morrissey, III;
B-Pope McLean, Pope McLean Jr. & Marc McLean (KY); T-John
C. Servis. $20,000.3–Helen, 120, f, 2, Gio Ponti–Un Bel Di, by Rahy. O/B-Pia M
Kirkham (KY); T-Claudio A. Gonzalez. $10,000.
Margins: HF, HF, 3. Odds: 8.20, 16.40, 8.60.
Also Ran: Surge of Pride, Creedibility, Margie Is Livid, Elsa, Jazzy J, Just a Whim, Little Miss Raelyn, Andarta. Scratched: Questionoftheday. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.