Book Two of the 2018 Keeneland September Yearling Sale closed with an Uncle Mo colt from Morena topping the session at $875,000.
Consigned by Greg Goodman’s Mt. Brilliant Farm, the session-topping Uncle Mo colt is out of Peruvian champion Morena and is a half-brother to Grade I Belmont Stakes winner Creator.
“I don’t want to say better (than Creator), but this was a really nice foal, really nice Uncle Mo,” Goodman said. “This horse just does it all; there’s just nothing wrong with this horse. And he looks fast; he has a huge heart and there weren’t any knocks on him.
“We thought we were going to put him in Book 2 (before the reformatting of Book 1 was announced). He would have been a Book 1 horse, but I think he stands out here. He’s a great-looking horse.”
The colt was bought by Winchell Thoroughbreds and Phoenix Thoroughbreds. “From our perspective, (he was) just an all-around very nice horse,” Winchell said, adding the colt would be trained by Creator’s conditioner, Steve Asmussen.