Thursday, January 27, 2011
Uncle Mo Tops Experimental at 128, Pluck Fifth at 121 and Kathmanblu among top fillies
The Jockey Club revealed Thursday that Repole Stable's unbeaten Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie) has been assigned a ranking of 128 pounds for the 2010 Experimental Free Handicap, two pounds above the standard 126 top impost. He is the highest-weighted juvenile since Favorite Trick, who was weighted on 128 for his Horse of the Year campaign in 1997. Uncle Mo, a "TDN Rising Star" captured both the GI Champagne S. and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile during his perfect season. Seven pounds below him is Denali foaled and raised Pluck, winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.
Topping the fillies at 123 was unbeaten champion Awesome Feather (Awesome of Course). Sharing a 120-pound impost were Denali client Bobby Flay's More Than Real (More Than Ready), winner of the GII BC Juvenile Fillies Turf; and unbeaten Turbulent Descent. Two fillies tied at 119 and five tied at 118, including Denali graduate Kathmanblu.