03/08/2013 5:24PM

Aqueduct: Caixa Eletronica returns in Uncle Mo

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Tom Keyser
Caixa Eletronica hasn't raced since winning the Fall Highweight on Thanksgiving Day.

Caixa Eletronica, unraced since winning the Fall Highweight last Thanksgiving over Aqueduct’s inner track, heads a field of five entered for next Thursday’s $75,000 Uncle Mo Stakes. Caixa Eletronica is owned by Mike Repole and trained by Todd Pletcher, the same connections who campaigned Uncle Mo.

Javier Castellano will be up from Gulfstream to ride Caixa Eletronica, who is using this race as a prep for the $1.5 million Charles Town Classic on April 20. Caixa Eletronica won last year’s Charles Town Classic when it was a mere $1 million.

The Uncle Mo was originally scheduled for seven furlongs on the main track, but NYRA officials, citing the recent Nor’easter, elected to keep racing on the inner track another week. The racing office took entries for the Uncle Mo at both six furlongs and one mile but used it at six furlongs.

Facing Caixa Eletronica will be Broad Rule, Chasin the Cash, Ponzi Scheme, and St Liams Halo.