Posts tagged "Uncle Mo"

Talk Derby to Me: How The Factor's Rebel Romp Affects the Derby

It's too early to tell if Uncle Mo and The Factor are freaks, or just solid horses among what looks like another substandard crop of 3 year olds. Regardless of their freakiness, they are clearly the class of their class this year and will make for an excellent Derby. I can't recall a more exciting head-to-head Derby match up since Afleet Alex and Bellamy Road. This ought to be fun.
The Factor raced yesterday in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn. It was prep race for aspiring Derby horses and The Factor obliterated not only the other horses in the Rebel, but every other 3-year old in the country not named Uncle Mo Assuming the Factor and Uncle Mo go to the Kentucky Derby, here is... Read more »

Talk Derby to Me: What Uncle Mo's Win Taught us on Saturday

Kentucky Derby favorite Uncle Mo had no problem matter-of-factly dismissing four inferior opponents in Saturday’s Timely Writer. While the victory came as no surprise, seasoned horse players like ourselves know that some victories are better than others for a horse going forward and that’s what this list is all about. So let’s first look at... Read more »

Talk Derby To Me: 6 Best Kentucky Derby Prospects

The Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker published his Top 20 Early Derby Contenders and I thought that would be a good place for this list to start as I will concede he knows horses better than I do. Derby Season will be here before we know it, and you may as well be the person... Read more »