Tuesday, July 12, 2011
On Monday afternoon, Uncle Mo, the defending 2-year-old champion who was sidelined from the Triple Crown due to what was diagnosed as a rare liver disease, arrived in Saratoga, where his connections hope to bring him back in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop at seven furlongs on the Travers undercard. Though Uncle Mo has only an overnight stakes victory to his credit this year, his connections believe there is still time to make a run at the title.
“It’s obviously a very wide-open division right now, if somebody could take charge of it and finish strongly, they could make a strong case,” trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday. “I’ve always felt that Uncle Mo was the best horse of his generation, now we just got to come back and see if that’s true or not.”