Uncle Mo made early 5-2 favorite in BC Classic



LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Uncle Mo was made the early 5-2 favorite in a field of 13 for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, where the colt who beat a life-threatening liver disease will try to complete his comeback with a victory.

Uncle Mo and John Velazquez will break from the No. 12 post in Saturday’s 1 1-4-mile race at Churchill Downs, where Uncle Mo was scratched on the eve of the Kentucky Derby in May because of a mystery ailment that was eventually diagnosed as liver disease.

Uncle Mo will be running against an accomplished field that includes his stablemate Stay Thirsty, filly Havre de Grace, Belmont Stakes winner Ruler On Ice, Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Flat Out and Santa Anita Handicap winner Game On Dude.

Havre de Grace was installed as the 3-1 second choice Monday.