04/18/2011 9:41AM

Churchill Downs: Uncle Mo arrival update


OK, so apparently there won't be much of a delay in getting Uncle Mo here to CD (see previous post). The Tex Sutton plane carrying the colt and 10 other horses from NY was diverted to Dulles, albeit momentarily, because a warning light came on in the plane cockpit, forcing the pilot to land for precautionary reasons. After refueling, the plane was supposed to take off at 9:25 ET, with arrival in Louisville a little more than an hour later. According to that schedule, Uncle Mo and 8 others should be pulling thru the stable gate sometime after 11.

The other two horses, including Game On Dude, will stay on board to travel on to Arkansas, where more horses will be picked up, with the plane continuing on to Southern California. Then it'll turn around overnight and bring Jaycito and some other Baffert horses here Tuesday.

Besides Uncle Mo, T.Pletcher has 5 other horses on the plane today, with Ky Oaks favorite R Heat Lightning being foremost of those. N.P.Zito also has 3 horses coming here, including Carter H. winner Morning Line, although the colt won't actually race here.