As a half-sister to a pair of New York-bred stakes performers by Uncle Mo, we were very interested in finding a son of Uncle Mo in New York to breed Analyzeyurspending to in 2021. Early on, we had pegged Laoban as the likely candidate — before his first 2YOs exploded last fall and earned him a move to Kentucky. Luckily, two new sons of Uncle Mo subsequently retired to stud in New York, and after looking at their respective qualifications we are excited to be sending Analyzeyurspending to Name Changer this spring.
Analyzeyurspending’s two black-type siblings by Uncle Mo include No Mo Spending, whose two wins from four juvenile starts included the Joseph A. Gimma Stakes last fall for trainer Ian Wilkes after selling as a yearling for $180,000, and Blewitt, who finished 3rd in last summer’s Lubash Stakes at Saratoga for Todd Pletcher and now has earnings of $192,615 with a victory each year from 3YO through 6YO. Those are Analyzeyurspending’s only named siblings of racing age so far, along with a 2YO of this year named Credit Suspended, who is by Uncle Mo’s son Outwork and was a $92,000 yearling purchase.
Analyzeyurspending herself was a winner at 2YO and debuted in April of that season despite being a June foal. She went on to place in a dozen of her 19 career starts, all of which came before her third calendar birthday — proving to have hardiness in addition to precocity. Her dam, Stopspendingmaria, raced exclusively at 2YO for Todd Pletcher and Mike Repole, finishing 2nd in Saratoga’s G3 Schuylerville to go along with a wide margin maiden victory. This is the deeper female family of Blue Hen producer Hail Proudly.
Name Changer, meanwhile, won his sole start at 2YO going 6 furlongs, then was a stakes winner at 3YO over older horses in Laurel’s Richard Small Stakes (he also placed in the G2 West Virginia Derby that season0, and at 5YO he won the G3 Monmouth Cup and the Queens County Stakes at Aqueduct. A tough, hard-knocking horse, he placed in stakes last year at 7YO before retiring with an overall record of (24) 8-2-8, good for over half-a-million dollars in earnings. His victories came going as far as 9 furlongs, and he raced exclusively on dirt.
As mentioned above, Name Changer is a son of the extraordinary racehorse and sire Uncle Mo, who appears to be a true sire-of-sires as well — he had three sons finish in the top 4 on last year’s freshman sire rankings, headed by the Leading Freshman Sire Nyquist, plus the aforementioned Laoban and Outwork. Name Changer is out of the multiple stakes winner Cash’s Girl, who is closely related to Eclipse Champion and dual classic winner Afleet Alex.
The cross of Name Changer’s sire-line with mares from the line of Analyzeyurspending’s sire Overanalyze is good for an “A+” rating on TrueNicks, the Indian Charlie/Dixieland Band nick having produced the likes of G1 winner Patternrecognition and G2 winner King Guillermo. Analyzeyurspending’s damsire, Montbrook, has also crossed well with Uncle Mo (an “A++” TrueNick), while Afleet Alex (who again, is closely related to Name Changer’s dam) has crossed well with Dixieland Band-line mares like Analyzeyurspending (that cross is a TrueNicks “A”).
All of which, we think, adds up to a really exciting match that will hopefully produce a precocious and durable New York-bred foal in 2022!
Name Changer wins the G3 Monmouth Cup
Name Changer wins the Richard Small Stakes