Macho Uno Mare Untouchable In Dancin Renee Stakes

06.16.2018 -

Kennesaw Mountain Racing's Picco Uno capitalized on class relief, wiring a six-horse field by four lengths in the sixth running of the $125,000 Dancin Renee for state-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Belmont Park.

Out of the gate, jockey Manny Franco sent Picco Uno to the front in the six furlong sprint, where she set fractions of 22.25 seconds for a quarter-mile and the half in 45.23 on the fast main track with Cozzy Spring giving pursuit.

Picco Uno gained separation out of the turn and Franco used a left-handed whip as the 5-year-old gray mare steadied away, completing the distance in 1:09.60.

"Coming into the race, the plan was to break out of there and get involved early. The other horse with speed [Cozzy Spring] was inside of me but I broke better than her and took advantage," Franco said. "My last two races aboard, we tried different tactics but today, he [Servis] wanted to be right there up front in the lead or second nothing further than that. Thankfully, it worked out getting on the lead early and she did everything from there easy."

The daughter of Macho Uno was bred by Adena Springs & Topsmeade, LLC and she increased her career bankroll to $413,667. 

"We told Manny not to take anything away from her. She always breaks sharp and he was able to go on with it. She ran a really great race and we're just thrilled," Servis said.

Servis said Picco Uno could be targeting the $100,000 Union Avenue for New York-breds on August 16 at Saratoga, where she will be looking to repeat her 2017 winning effort.

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