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Nov 12, 2010

Uncle Mo captures Breeders' Cup Juvenile


Louisville. KY (Sports Network) - Uncle Mo took the lead at the top of the stretch and went on to capture Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs. The winner of the Juvenile is usually made the early Kentucky Derby favorite.

Ridden by John Velazquez, the two-year-old colt pressed the pace being set by Riveting Reason. Racing to their outside was J.B.'s Thunder in the 10 horse field.

Around the final turn, Uncle Mo drew even with Riveting Reason and quickly went to the lead entering the stretch. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Uncle Mo took control with 300 yards to run.

The colt hit the wire four-lengths ahead of second-place finisher Boys At Tosconova. Rogue Romance was third with Biondetti finishing fourth.

Rounding out the order of finish was Stay Thirsty, J P's Gusto, Jaycito, Riveting Reason, J. B.'s Thunder and Murjan.

The time for the 1 1/16-miles was 1:42.60.

Uncle Mo, owned by Mike Repole, has won all three starts and picks up $1,080,000 for the win. The colt has earnings of $1,296,000 and won the Champagne Stakes last month at Belmont Park.

On Friday, Pletcher won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and Velazquez guided Eldaafer to victory in the Marathon.

Uncle Mo paid $4.80, $3.40 and $2.60. Boys At Tosconova returned $4.20 and $3.40, and Rogue Romance paid $4.20 to show.

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