07/04/2016 4:01PM

Mo Dont No bounces back to win Cleveland Gold Cup


The nine-day turnaround from the Ohio Derby to the Cleveland Gold Cup didn’t bother the 3-year-old gelding Mo Dont No. Making his second start going 1 1/8 miles in less than two weeks, Mo Dont No rolled to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $75,000 stakes for Ohio-breds at Thistledown on Monday.

Ridden by Luis Colon for the meet’s leading trainer, Jeff Radosevich, Mo Dont No ($3.40) put his head in front of pacesetter My Pardner Cal after six furlongs in 1:14.42 and drew clear, completing nine furlongs in 1:54.80.

Ossetra, formerly based in California with trainer Bob Baffert, finished second, 3 1/2 lengths clear of Bucket Beat. My Pardner Cal, last season’s champion Ohio-bred 2-year-old male and runner-up in the 1 1/8-mile George Lewis Memorial in his most recent start, faded to finish last of eight.

Mo Dont No, a son of Uncle Mo, had finished a well-beaten sixth against open company 3-year-olds in the June 25 Ohio Derby. He has now won his last three starts in restricted company by a combined margin of 23 1/4 lengths. Overall, Mo Dont No is 3 for 6 with earnings of $94,435.