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LAOBAN

Uncle Mo - Chattertown, By Speightstown

Get MO for your money

Winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes G2, defeating G1 Belmont Stakes winner Creator, undefeated 2YO GSW Moyahmen & MGSW Destin.

By Uncle Mo, a brilliant undefeated Champion Two-Year-Old, and now a world record-breaking sire sensation.

Out of Chattertown, a stakes-placed daughter of Champion Sprinter Speightstown and 3/4 sister to MG1SW I’M A CHATTERBOX ($2,269,614).

$7,500

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Laoban


2013, Foaled in Kentucky
Uncle Mo Indian Charlie In Excess
Soviet Sojourn
Playa Maya Arch
Dixie Slippers
Chattertown Speightstown Gone West
Silken Cat
Chatter Chatter Lost Soldier
Bedroom Chatter

Dosage (1-3-4-0-0) -- DI: 3.0 -- CD: 0.63






Laoban was a wire-to-wire winner of the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) over a top-class field. He is by Uncle Mo, a brilliant undefeated Champion Two-Year-Old, and now a world record- breaking sire sensation. His dam, Chattertown, a stakes placed daughter of Champion Sprinter Speightstown, is a three-quarters sister to multiple grade one winner I’m A Chatterbox, and similarly-bred to hot young Speightstown sire son, Munnings.

Uncle Mo has already demonstrated a considerable affinity for mares from the Storm Cat line. Laoban does have a cross of Storm Cat, but this will be in the fifth generation of his foals, and so this would not preclude crossing Laoban back over mares from this line. On this cross, Uncle Mo has two stakes winners, including Champion Two-Year-Old and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Nyquist, out of mares by Forestry (sire of Discreet Cat). Uncle Mo stakes winner, Thrilled, is out of a mare by Giant’s Causeway (sire of First Samurai, Eskendereya, Frost Giant – bred on a reverse cross to Speightstown, the broodmare sire of Laoban – and Giant Surprise) and his stakes winner Clipthecouponannie is out of a mare by Freud, a brother to Giant’s Causeway. Uncle Mo is also sire of stakes winner Mo d’Amour out of a mare by Scat Daddy (a son of Johannesburg, and a grandson of Hennessy, also sire of Henny Hughes). Uncle Mo is a son of Indian Charlie, and there is also an Indian Charlie line grade one winner out of a mare by Stormy Atlantic. There are also Indian Charlie line stakes winners out of mares by Cat Thief and Lion Hearted. This also suggests trying mares by Stormin Fever (bred on the same cross as Stormy Atlantic), Tale of the Cat (and his son, Lion Heart), Storm Boot, Storm Creek, Sea of Secrets, Forest Wildcat (sire of D’Wildcat and Wildcat Heir), Harlan’s Holiday, Bernstein, Mountain Cat, Sir Cat, High Yield, Tactical Cat and Tabasco Cat.

From another branch of Northern Dancer, Uncle Mo has sired stakes winner Mo Dont No out of a mare by Defrere, a brother to Dehere (both looking a very good fit here, with Dehere also being sire of Graeme Hall). Indian Charlie and sons have also been represented by a graded winner out of a mare by Touch Gold, and a stakes winner out of a mare by Deputy Minister himself. The Deputy Minister line can also be brought in through Silver Deputy (who should do very well here, and who is also sire of Posse), French Deputy, Awesome Again (sire of Ghostzapper), Salt Lake, Forest Camp and Deputy Commander.

Uncle Mo has already shown an extremely strong affinity for mares from the Fappiano line. He has grade one winner Outwork out of a mare by Empire Maker (sire of Pioneerof the Nile). His graded stakes winner Unbridled Mo is out of a mare by Empire Maker’s sire, Unbridled, and his two-year-old graded winner Uncle Vinny is out of a mare by Unbridled son, Untuttable. Unbridled can also be brought in through Broken Vow, Grindstone, Birdstone (who looks interesting here), Red Bullet (broodmare sire of an Indian Charlie line stakes winner) and Unbridled’s Song (sire of Songandaprayer, First Defence, Old Fashioned, Zensational, Rockport Harbor, Political Force, Even The Score, Dunkirk, Half Ours, Buddha and Eurosilver). From other branches of Fappiano, Uncle Mo is sire of graded stakes winner Mo Tom out of a mare by Rubiano, and Indian Charlie sired graded winner Two Trail Sioux out of a mare by Quiet American (sire of Real Quiet and grandsire of Midnight Lute, who looks good here). From other branches of Mr. Prospector – the sire of Fappiano – Uncle Mo has graded stakes winner Front Pocket Money out of a mare by Fusaichi Pegasus (sire of Roman Ruler), a horse bred on similar lines to Distorted Humor. There is also a stakes winner by Uncle Mo out of a mare by Northern Afleet (sire of Afleet Alex), which suggests the similarly-bred Kingmambo, the sire of Lemon Drop Kid.

Laoban is out of a mare by Speightstown, a son of Gone West, and Uncle Mo appears to have a very strong affinity for Gone West line mares, as he is also sired of grade one winner Gomo and graded stakes winner Lost Raven out of mares by Gone West son, Elusive Quality. There are already ten stakes winners with inbreeding to Gone West, including a graded winner by a son of Speightstown, so it should be worth trying daughters of Elusive Quality and his sons, Smarty Jones and Quality Road, as well as mares by other Gone West line stallions such as Grand Slam, Mr. Greeley and Proud Citizen. It could even be interesting to try mares by Munnings, a son of Speightstown with a similar pedigree to the dam of Laoban. Indian Charlie also sired multiple Eclipse Award winning Champion Indian Blessing out of a mare by Flying Chevron (by Mr. Prospector son, Carson City, who is also broodmare sire of a stakes winner by Indian Charlie, and who could be brought through City Zip, Lord Carson, Good and Tough, Cuvee, Pollard’s Vision and Five Star Day).

Out of mares from the A.P Indy line, Uncle Mo has sired 2016 two-year-old graded stakes winner Mo Town out of a mare by Bernardini, and stakes winner Uncle Brennie out of a mare by Malibu Moon. This would suggest sons of A.P. Indy bred on the same cross as Malibu Moon, such as Pulpit (sire of Tapit and Sky Mesa, who would both be very interesting here), Mineshaft, Congrats and Flatter, as well as other A.P. Indy sons, Jump Start (who gives inbreeding to Storm Cat), Golden Missile, Old Trieste and Stephen Got Even.

Uncle Mo sired stakes winner Forevamo out of a mare by Slew Gin Fizz, a son of Relaunch, a line that might be brought in through Honour and Glory (sire of Put It Back), Cee’s Tizzy, Tiznow (sire of Tiz Wonderful and Colonel John), Skywalker, Bertrando and Officer. Uncle Mo has a stakes winner out of a mare by Dynaformer, a son of Roberto, a cross that has also produced a graded stakes winner for Indian Charlie. Roberto is a Hail to Reason son, and Indian Charlie has crossed very well over mares from the line of Hail to Reason son, Halo, including Champion Roxy Music out of a mare by Saint Ballado (sire of Saint Liam, Sweetsouthernsaint, Yankee Victor and Captain Bodgit), a brother to Devil’s Bag (sire of Devil His Due and Diablo). From the same line daughters of More Than Ready could also be considered.

Uncle Mo has a stakes winner out of a mare by Orientate , and Indian Charlie has a graded stakes winner out of a mare by that horse’s sire, Mt. Livermore, which also suggests mares by Housebuster and Peaks and Valleys. There is also a graded stakes winner by Indian Charlie out of a mare by Holy Bull (sire of Macho Uno and Flashy Bull), and this is a strain that might work well here.


BY ALAN PORTER
Age Starts 1st(SW) 2nd(SP) 3rd(SP) $$
2 2 0 1 0 $9,250
3 7 1 (1) 1 (1) 1(1) $517,000
Totals 9 1 2 1(1) $526,250

Won at 3

G2 Jim Dandy S.

SARATOGA

(9f, D, defeating Governor Malibu, Destin, Mohaymen, Race Me Home (IRE), Creator).

2nd at 3

G3 Gotham S.

AQUEDUCT

(8.5f, D, to Shagaf, defeating Adventist, Sunny Ridge, Conquest Big E, Rally Cry, Vincento).

3rd at 3

G3 Sham S.

SANTA ANITA PARK

(8f, D, to Collected, Let's Meet in Rio, defeating Found Money, I'malreadythere, Semper Fortis, Rare Candy, Sorryaboutnothing).

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