ELMONT, N.Y. &ndash; Trainer Todd Pletcher knows it would be unrealistic to expect Uncle Mo to run better in Saturday&rsquo;s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park than he did winning his debut six weeks ago at Saratoga.\r\nPletcher also knows that Uncle Mo shouldn&rsquo;t have to run better in order to win.\r\n&ldquo;It&rsquo;s not very often you have one stepping up from a maiden to a Grade 1 that you&rsquo;re hoping to run as well as he did in a maiden race,&rdquo; Pletcher said. &ldquo;But if he does, it should be good enough.&rdquo;\r\nMore than good enough, probably.\r\nAfter winning his debut by 14 1/4 lengths at Saratoga on Aug. 28, Uncle Mo makes his highly anticipated second start in the $300,000 Champagne, a race that awards the winner an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders&rsquo; Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6.\r\nThe Champagne, run as a one-turn mile, is one of three Grade 1 stakes on a 10-race Saturday card that begins at 1 p.m. The Frizette, for juvenile fillies, and the Jamaica, for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf, are the others.\r\nUncle Mo was one of seven horses entered in the Champagne. One of them, stablemate Stay Thirsty, is unlikely to run unless there are a bevy of other scratches, Pletcher said. I&rsquo;m Steppin&rsquo; It Up is cross-entered in Saturday&rsquo;s $75,000 Dover at Delaware Park.\r\nUncle Mo, a son of Indian Charlie, lived up to his 4-5 status in a 10-horse field at Saratoga, taking control soon after the start and widening his advantage at each call. He ran six furlongs in 1:09.21 and earned a 102 Beyer Speed Figure.\r\nPletcher would be the first to admit that the Saratoga main track favored speed that day, but it&rsquo;s still hard not to be impressed with what Uncle Mo did.\r\n&ldquo;It&rsquo;s hard not to be excited about it,&rdquo; said Pletcher, who trains Uncle Mo for Mike Repole. &ldquo;If you want to play devil&rsquo;s advocate, the track was clearly speed-favoring that day, he was on the right part of the racetrack and took advantage of that scenario. He had the talent to do it as well; he seemed to do it the right way.&rdquo;\r\nIn the six weeks since the race, Pletcher said Uncle Mo is &quot;maybe a little more focused, a little more forward in his training.&rdquo;\r\nUncle Mo will break from post 3 under John Velazquez.\r\nSettle for Medal was beaten 14 lengths when third to Boys At Tosconova in a maiden race here July 2. After winning a six-furlong maiden race at Saratoga, Settle for Medal finished last of four to Boys At Tosconova in the Grade 1 Hopeful.\r\n&ldquo;Hopefully, we&rsquo;ll get more of an honest pace this time,&rdquo; said trainer Mark Hennig, who noted the early fractions of the Grade 1 Spinaway for fillies were faster than the Hopeful. &ldquo;I&rsquo;d like to see him ridden a little more patiently. Obviously, we know we&rsquo;re in tough with Uncle Mo, but I think it&rsquo;s pretty wide open on paper after him.&rdquo;\r\nNick Zito, who has won the Champagne five times since 1998, sends out Meridian Magic, who won a two-turn maiden race at Delaware on Sept. 18.\r\nMountain Town, who won for Zito first out but was claimed by Richard Dutrow Jr, and Brother in Arms, a maiden winner at Monmouth, complete the field.