Hidden Foal, Raised & Sold Mucho Amor Romps in Seattle Stakes

Monday, May 13, 2019

Northest newcomer Mucho Amor delivered a sensational Emerald Downs debut Sunday, romping to a six-length victory over Alittlelesstalk in the $50,000 Seattle Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

Ridden by Juan Hernandez Mucho Amor covered six furlongs in 1:09.76 and paid $3.80, $2.80 and $2.20. Blaine Wright is the winning trainer for Dave Mowat’s Ten Broeck Farm.

A Kentucky-bred by 2013 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man, Mucho Amor was born and raised at Hidden Brook Farm in Paris Kentucky for breeder Ed Few. He was later sold as a yearling for $135,000 by Hidden Brook at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling auction.

Her overall record is now 3-0-0 in five starts, including a maiden special weight win at Keeneland and a recent allowance victory at Golden Gate.

“Someone asked me this morning why I brought (Mucho Amor) up here,” Mowat said in the winner’s circle. “Number one I live here, and number two I have great respect for the industry up here and want to do anything I can to help it.”

The only anxious moments were prior to the race, when Mucho Amor was a bit reluctant to load.

“She was a little nervous before the race, but once the gate open she ran great,” said the Golden Gate-Fields-based Hernandez. “This is like my second home here. Winning stakes, how can you not like it.”

Mucho Amor pressed the pace while four-wide into the turn, gained command nearing the five-sixteenths marker and drew off steadily to the wire.