02 September 2019

Klawervlei Stud’s exciting young stallion ROYAL MO shares his outstanding young sire UNCLE MO (Indian Charlie) with one of North America’s most exciting two-year-old fillies in the form of BAST.

The latter made a huge impression when scoring a scintillating victory in Saturday’s G1 Del Mar Debutante Stakes at Del Mar on Saturday.
Bast simply outclassed her rivals when romping home to an eight and a three quarter length win in the G1 feature for two-year-old fillies, stamping herself as one of the best two-year-olds seen out in the USA this year thus far.

The filly, who got off the mark in Saturday’s G1 race, is trained by Bob Baffert, and Baffert said after claiming his eighth Debutante, “The way she worked after that maiden race was a phenomenal work. She worked in 1:12 like a good horse. … We'll definitely look at the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and races like that down the road."

Closely inbred to ARCH (damsire of Uncle Mo), Bast, a seventh G1 winner for her sire, is one of five graded stakes winners for Uncle Mo this season, and one of more than 50 black type winners in total sired by Uncle Mo.

Uncle Mo’s only son at stud in South Africa is the Klawervlei Stud based Royal Mo, one of the best 3yos of his generation and winner of the prestigious G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes.

Royal Mo, whose first foals are now arriving to rave reviews, also ran third, to G1 standouts GORMLEY (Malibu Moon) and BATTLE OF MIDWAY (Smart Strike), in the 2017 G1 Santa Anita Derby.

Bast 2019 Del Mar Debutante Bast wins the G1 Del Mar Debutante / Benoit Photo & Courtesy of Del Mar

Uncle Mo photo 2 UNCLE MO

Royal Mo Stallion Day 2 ROYAL MO