Uncle Mo could return to racing in August
Trainer Todd Pletcher says Uncle Mo could return to racing in
August at Saratoga after being knocked off the Triple Crown trail
by an inflamed liver.
The colt has been recovering at WinStar Farm in Kentucky and is
expected to leave Monday for Pletcher’s stable at Saratoga.
Pletcher said Sunday that Uncle Mo is being pointed toward the
King’s Bishop on Aug. 27. It would be his first start since
finishing third in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in April.
Last year’s 2-year-old champion colt was scratched from the
Kentucky Derby and was later found to have an inflamed liver.
Pletcher says Uncle Mo has been galloping on the farm in
Kentucky. The trainer has been keeping up with the colt’s progress
via video and says Uncle Mo’s coat is bright and glossy, he’s put
on weight, and his blood work is normal.