Uncle Mo takes the easy route for now, Bind definitely out, next race plans for The Factor, Mucho, more

Uncle Mo will go the easier (and closer) route in the Timely Writer. Lots of opinions out there, but as I’ve said they’re doing what they think is best for Mo in March// 89 Beyer for Archarcharch.  83 for Alternation in his allowance win//NBC will carry all three Triple Crown races.  That’s a good thing. They’re presentation is better and will be more cohesive// Definitely no Triple Crown races for maiden sensation Bind. Despite obvious reasons not to rush him, I don’t think the Preakness or Belmont should have been ruled out.  Bernardini didn’t break his maiden until March 4th and ended up winning the Preakness//The Factor headed to the Sundland Derby// Top finishers from Southwest and Risen Star most likely planning on next logical preps//Gary West gets the “article of the day” award on his musings on Mo and this past weekend’s stakes action.

·       Uncle Mo to race in new Timely Writer stakes at Gulfstream (Bloodhorse) (Miami Herald) (DRF)
·       Uncle Mo questions (Downey Profile)
·       Zipse at the Derby: Day 74 Thoughts on Mo (Horseracing Nation)
·       Triple Crown snakes through Southwest (Thoroughbred Times)
·       Contenders: where they’re going next (Bloodhorse)
·       Triple Crown reunited with NBC (Thoroughbred Times)

·       Cool Blue Red Hot: PMM- 5F- 1.03:00- B- 10/11

·       CTD Top 5 (remains unchanged from last week. See notes below)
·       Steve Haskin’s Derby Dozen 2/22 (Bloodhorse)
·       Thoroughbred Times Poll 2/22 (TTimes)

·       I decided to keep the top 5 as is for now.  While there were 3 big stakes this  past weekend I have questions for all of the winners when it comes to May 7.  Distance questions for The Factor, good fortune questions for Archarcharch, and class questions for Mucho (although he almost cracked into #5 spot)