Champion Uncle Mo Is Narrow Favorite In Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Repole Stable’s unbeaten champion Uncle Mo (#23), an easy winner in his 2011 debut in Saturday’s $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream Park, emerged as the favorite in the second of three pools of Churchill Downs2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) – but not by much.  The results of the pool validated the acknowledged status of America’s reigning 2-year-old champion as winner of last fall’s $2 million Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) as the favorite for this year’s 137th running

J P's Gusto drills bullet in advance of Rebel

Trainer Joe Petalino says Grade 1 winner J P'S GUSTO (Successful Appeal) had been doing things too easily in his training leading up to next Saturday's $300,000 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park, so the coach was more demanding Sunday morning of Gem Stables' three-year-old ridgling.

Uncle Mo exits Timely Writer 'very well', headed to Wood

Champion and early Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie), an easy and impressive winner of his 2011 debut in Saturday's Timely Writer S. at Gulfstream Park, will most likely prepare for the 137th Run for the Roses in the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G1) at Aqueduct on April 9, trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday morning.

Kathmanblu Is New Favorite Heading Into Final Day of Kentucky Oaks Future Wager

Unbeaten Champion Uncle Mo Favored Heading Into Final Day of Pool 2 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Premier Pegasus soars in San Felipe

Bouncing back with a vengeance from his first career loss in the February 20 San Vicente S. (G2), PREMIER PEGASUS (Fusaichi Pegasus) spread-eagled what looked like a competitive field in Saturday's $250,000 San Felipe S. (G2) at Santa Anita. A homebred owned and trained by Myung Kwon Cho, Premier Pegasus unleashed a monstrous closing kick to romp by a stakes-record 7 3/4 lengths over 2-1 favorite Jaycito (Victory Gallop), stating his case as the leading Kentucky Derby (G1) contender on the West Coast.

Watch Me Go prevails in Tampa Bay shocker

Saturday's $350,000Tampa Bay Derby (G2) produced a shocking conclusion, with 43-1 outsider WATCH ME GO (West Acre) edging the biggest longshot in the nine-horse field, 86-1 Crimson Knight (Leroidesanimaux [Brz]), by a neck in the final strides.

Joyful Victory flies home in Honeybee

Fox Hill Farms' JOYFUL VICTORY (Tapit) was content to track behind the early pace in Saturday's $125,000 Honeybee S. (G3) at Oaklawn Park, but asserted her superiority in the stretch of the 1 1/16-mile test. Coming wide around the turn, the gray lass quickly took command and easily drew off to be 8 3/4 lengths clear on the wire while stopping the clock in 1:44 4/5 in her three-year-old bow.

Mo leaves foes crying uncle in Timely Writer

Repole Stable's unbeaten champion UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie) made an imperious return to action against four overmatched opponents in Saturday's $78,400 Timely Writer S. at Gulfstream Park, ratifying his status as the early Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite. Under regular rider John Velazquez, the Todd Pletcher colt easily secured the early lead, turned back the game challenge of Rattlesnake Bridge (Tapit), and kicked away to a 3 3/4-length triumph.

Wyomia returns a winner in Suncoast

Beverly Anderson and Edward Seltzer's WYOMIA (Vindication) settled off the pace through the early part of Saturday's $55,500 Suncoast S. at Tampa Bay Downs, angled in to split horses in midstretch, and just ran down Devilish Lady (Sweetsouthernsaint) by a head on the wire.

Local rider Frederic Lenclud picked up the mount on the Curtis Garrison trainee in the mile-and-40-yard test and guided Wyomia to finish up in 1:39 4/5 over the fast dirt.