Uncle Mo No Mo’ The Favorite

Written by:
Don Shapiro
Published on:
Nov/05/2011
Uncle Mo

A handful of online race books began offering Uncle Mo at 6 to 1 odds heading into Saturday afternoon while others had him at 5 to 1.  Some were holding at 4 to 1 but the trend was for odds to get longer. (US customers can bet the Breeders Cup Classic at Churchill Downs-owned TwinSpires.com here – Claim your free $100)

The 6 to 1 odds represent the longest we have seen Uncle Mo listed at.

Havre De Grace was now the favorite at 4 to 1 while both Flat Out and So You Think were flirting with 4 to 1 odds while most books were offering the two at 5 to 1. 

Uncle Mo was vying for a chance to be named “Horse of the Year”.

Havre De Grace trainer Larry Jones believes that Uncle Mo might have a disadvantage racing in the Breeders Cup Classic. 

“He’s a brilliant horse,” Jones said. “I think he’s a special horse, but he’s going to have to show how special he is if he can come in and win this mile-and-a-quarter race off the prep that’s he’s had.”

Uncle Mo, who has never gone this far, is entering the Classic off of a seven-furlong race and a one-mile race since returning to training on July 11. The rest of the field is coming into Saturday’s race with plenty of two-turn route experience.

“I think we’ve gotten as much foundation as we could get,” Todd Pletcher said, including a six-furlong work on Oct. 23 at Belmont.

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- Don Shapiro, Gambling911.com

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