Uncle Mo Firster Wins Easy in Big Easy


Uncle Mo | Coolmore photo

8th-Fair Grounds, $47,000, Msw, 11-27, 2yo, 6f, 1:10.15, ft, 3 1/4 lengths.
SWIFTSURE (c, 2, Uncle Mo–Island Saint {GSP, $133,860}, by Speightstown) had lit up the Fair Grounds main track in his two most recent morning trials–a bullet five furlongs from the gate in :59 4/5 (1/24) Nov. 13 and five-eighths in 1:00 flat (2/45) a week later–and was no secret at 11-10 to get his career off on a high note. Very alertly into stride, the dark bay colt set a pressured pace down inside from the much more experienced Unitedandresolute (Violence). He easily shrugged off that challenge in upper stretch, pinched a winning break and was punched out to score by 3 1/4 lengths as fellow first-starter Blameworthy (Blame) rallied belatedly. A $95,000 Keeneland September RNA, Swiftsure is the first foal from his dam, stakes-placed at two and runner-up in the 2016 GII Forward Gal S. His second dam is GSW Prospective Saint (Saint Ballado). Island Saint produced a filly by Into Mischief in 2020. Sales history: $95,000 RNA Ylg '19 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: 1-1-0-0, $28,200. Click for the Equibase.com chart or VIDEO, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.
O-Siena Farms LLC & Asmussenequine.com; B-Siena Farms LLC (KY); T-Steven M Asmussen.

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