According to the Oaklawn Report for October 15th, Uncle Brennie–who won the $75,000 Sunday Silence on turf at Louisiana Downs last month–will bypass a start in the October 31st Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. I) at Keeneland and instead start in the November 1st Street Sense Stakes on dirt at Churchill Downs.
Trained by Brad Cox, the son of Uncle Mo began his career with a narrow defeat followed by two wins, all going a mile on turf, but disappointed when stepped up to graded stakes company in the Bourbon Stakes (gr. III) on October 4th at Keeneland, finishing sixth over a yielding turf course. With that race behind him, his connections have decided to switch gears and point their colt toward the Street Sense, which will mark Uncle Brennie’s debut on dirt.
Given his pedigree–by 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Uncle Mo out of a mare by Malibu Moon, sire of 2013 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Orb–it’s possible that Uncle Brennie could prove to be even better on dirt than turf, and the Street Sense could quite possibly launch Uncle Brennie on the road to the Kentucky Derby. I wish his connections the best of luck!