Uncle Mo Filly Has Her 'Rising Star' Moment


Cocktail Moments | Coady

Cocktail Moments (f, 2, Uncle Mo–River Maid, by Where's the Ring) turned in a powerful, come-from-behind victory for 'TDN Rising Star' honors on debut at Churchill Downs Saturday afternoon. The dark bay didn't offer many clues on her worktab and completed preparations for Kenny McPeek with a three-furlong spin in :37 1/5 (5/14) beneath the Twin Spires Nov. 24. Overlooked at odds of 26-1, the Dixiana Farms colorbearer, drawn wide in post 11, was outsprinted in 10th through an opening quarter in :22.37. She began to roll as they rounded the far turn, tipped out widest of all in about the six path leaving the quarter pole and rocketed home down the center to graduate by an eye-catching 9 1/4 lengths. Delightof the Nile (Pioneerof the Nile) was second. Cocktail Moments is the ninth 'TDN Rising Star' for leading sire Uncle Mo. Cocktail Moments is the first foal out of Canadian champion female sprinter River Maid. She had a colt by Medaglia d'Oro this year and was bred back to leading sire Tapit. River Maid brought $450,000 from Mark Stansell at the 2017 KEENOV sale.

4th-Churchill Downs, $122,857, Msw, 11-27, 2yo, f, 7f, 1:23.28, ft, 9 1/4 lengths.
COCKTAIL MOMENTS, f, 2, by Uncle Mo
1st Dam: River Maid (Ch. Female Sprinter-Can, GSW, $442,909), by Where's the Ring)
                2nd Dam: Rivermaid Dancing, by Riverman
                3rd Dam: Perky Dancer, by Green Dancer
Sales history: $135,000 Wlg '19 KEENOV; $190,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP; $245,000 RNA 2yo '21 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $69,460. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by TVG. Click for the free Equineline.com catalog-style pedigree.
O-Dixiana Farms LLC; B-Mark Stansell (KY); T-Kenneth G. McPeek.

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