Updated on 09/17/2011 10:27PM

Uncle Kurt remains unbeaten


INGLEWOOD, Calif. - Wild Uncle Kurt remained unbeaten through two starts after Sunday's $94,725 for 2-year-olds at Hollywood Park.

But unlike in his career debut on May 1 when he lead throughout, Wild Uncle Kurt ran down pacesetter The Missile Came in the Proctor, finishing five furlongs in 58.85 seconds. The time was slower than a five-furlong race for state-bred maidens earlier in the day, won by Case Study in 58.46 seconds.

Isaias Enriquez rode Wild Uncle Kurt ($4), who is owned by Heinz Steinmann and trained by Mike Harrington. Wild Uncle Kurt raced behind The Missile Came through an opening quarter-mile in 21.98 seconds before closing ground on the outside in early stretch.

Harrington wanted Enriquez not to push Wild Uncle Kurt early. "I told him to let him run, but not to use him too hard," Harrington said.

Wild Uncle Kurt scored by two lengths, with The Missile Came five lengths clear of June's Prince in the field of six.

Wild Uncle Kurt, a California-bred colt by Swiss Yodeler, has earned $86,535. He will be pointed for the $75,000 Haggin Stakes over 5 1/2 furlongs on June 19, Harrington said.

Bullet Guns More than 1 year ago
He is the really enjoying his retirement with us