Client Success: Slow Fractions Can’t Stop Homebred Uncle Mo Colt

Uncle Mo

Uncle Mo

PLOT THE DOTS (c, 3, Uncle Mo–Lady of Gold, by Medaglia d’Oro)

PLOT THE DOTS (c, 3, Uncle Mo–Lady of Gold {GSP-Can, GSP-USA, $254,598}, by Medaglia d’Oro) got a 79 Beyer when second last out in an eight-furlong allowance May 31 over this track. He had no problem improving his finish here when breaking from the outside post at nearly even money. Stalking the pace behind pedestrian fractions of :24.97 and :49.42, he cruised home in hand to win by two lengths.

The winner’s only reported sibling is a 2-year-old filly named Gravity’s Rainbow (Distorted Humor). His granddam is a half-sister to 2007 champion older horse and MGISW Lawyer Ron (Langfuhr).

Lifetime Record: 4-2-1-0, $57,849. O/B-The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) (MD); T-Michael J. Trombetta.

Clark Shepherd (Shepherd Equine Advisers), mating advisor for Stuart Grant (The Elkstone Group LLC), has designed the matings for Mr. Grant for several years. Most notable horses include G1W Mor Spirit, G2W Lady Fog Horn and G3W Edge of Reality along with several state-bred champions.

OPTIMAL Mating Analysis

Horses bred on OPTIMAL Matings have proven to possess more potential to become superior racehorses. In fact, most will break their maiden in the first two starts. Combined with a good physical, good vetting and a price that falls within a budget, OPTIMAL Matings help to focus on buying or breeding better racehorses.

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OPTIMAL Mating Factors for Plot the Dots

  • Outcross Percentage = 83% (OPTIMAL >= 70%)
  • Linebreeding Balance = 7 (OPTIMAL <= 10)
  • 2nd Generation Linebreeding Balance = 7 (OPTIMAL <= 17)
  • Grand sire/Grand dam Pair Percentage = 11% (OPTIMAL <= 17%)
  • Gender-balanced Linebreeding Difference = 2 (OPTIMAL <= 2)
  • Number of Dominant Runner Female Families = 4 (OPTIMAL >= 4)
  • Number of Dominant Sire Female Families = 2 (OPTIMAL >= 1)

NOTE: All 7 factors are met.

Key Linebreedings

  • 5×5 Danzig – through daughters Aurora and Mahasin
  • 6,6,5×5,6 Northern Dancer – through sons Sovereign Dancer, Danzig, Dixieland Band and Sadler’s Wells – similar to G2W Sneaking Out (Indian Evening),

Whether you are new to the game, experiencing more losses than wins or just looking for a new approach, I am confident that I can help you breed or buy a better racehorse. To find out more about OPTIMAL Matings and how they can help your program, please subscribe to my Blog/News page HERE to receive future information on complimentary mating recommendations, sales short lists, stakes winner pedigree analysis, news on personal client success and any other random thoughts or ideas that I may have. Also, receive a complimentary copy of my report “Blind Luck or Designed Luck? – How A Kentucky Derby Winner Was Bred” sent directly to your inbox.

For inquiries or more information about Shepherd Equine Advisers, please contact Clark Shepherd at 859-321-6618, or by email at

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I offer my expertise as a bloodstock agent, sales consultant, and pedigree analyst to assist in breeding or purchasing superior thoroughbred racehorses through sound pedigree principles, horsemanship, and consistent implementation of well-designed plans. To find out more about how my services can help your program, please contact me at 859-321-6618, or by email at

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