Uncle Mo Still the Favorite?

As the Kentucky Derby looms ever closer, there has been, as always, much speculation regarding the merits of the horses with potential to win this prestigious race. Uncle Mo was the top contender, at least until a third place finish in the Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 9th. The winner of that race, Toby’s Corner, is likely going to run next in the Kentucky Derby as well.

Many comparisons have been drawn between Uncle Mo and Secretariat. The legendary Secretariat lost his prep race for the Kentucky Derby as well, only to rally and win the Triple Crown. Whether or not Uncle Mo will follow in his footsteps remains to be seen.

Uncle Mo’s team had several medical tests run on the horse, but the preliminary opinion is that the horse is “sound.” Full results will be officially released on Thursday. Regardless of the results, Uncle Mo’s team is convinced that his performance at the Wood Memorial is drastically out of character for the horse.