Conquest Mo Money Statistics
Non-Restricted Stakes Earnings: $508,900*
Owner: Judge Lanier Racing
Trainer: Miguel Hernandez
Jockey: Jorge Carreno
Pedigree: Uncle Mo – Stirring, by Seeking the Gold
Recent Finish: 2nd Arkansas Derby, G1 (4/15/17)
Notable Wins: Mine That Bird Derby (2/26/17)
Conquest Mo Money is a well-bred colt by Uncle Mo, whos trainer Todd Pletcher said was as good as any mare he has trained. The owners snagged un-raced 2-year-old Conquest Mo Money for a bargain price of $8,500 six months ago at the Keeneland breeding stock sale in Kentucky. They’ve been smiling ever since.
Conquest Mo Money won his first three races in New Mexico including a pair of minor stakes in 2017. He then stepped up to graded stakes company and finished 2nd behind Hence in the Sunland Derby and 2nd by a half-length behind Classic Empire in the Arkansas Derby.
Conquest Mo Money was slotted on the far outside gates in each race, but broke to the lead in the Arkansas Derby and sustained it into the deep stretch before Classic Empire caught him in the waning strides. He still finished in front of late closing Lookin At Lee, who went on to finish 2nd in the Kentucky Derby. Regular rider Jorge Carreno, 34, says the colt keeps getting better and took to the Pimlico track well in his first gallop going 1-mile Tuesday.
Conquest Mo Money is one of the few speed horses that should be on or near the early lead challenging Derby winner Always Dreaming. This colt has the talent, speed and pedigree to make a move in the Preakness and keep his perfect 5-for-5 in the money finish streak intact. He’ll have to be up to the challenge against more proven winners in the Preakness, but with odds of 15-1 or greater, Conquest Mo Money could trigger another solid payoff for bettors and his owners.