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Uncle Mo suffers first defeat, runs third in Wood Memorial

NEW YORK (AP) - Uncle Mo is unbeaten no longer. Toby's' Corner surged past Uncle Mo and Arthur's Tale in the stretch to post a stunning upset in the $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on Saturday.

Uncle Mo came into the Grade 1 Wood as the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby in four weeks, but that will all change after his surprising loss against what was supposed to be a weak field. Uncle Mo controlled the race from the start, but did not come through with his usual strong finish and wound up third in the field of nine 3-year-olds. Uncle Mo had won his first four races by a combined 27 lengths.

Toby's Corner, an 8-1 shot, came into the race off a third-place finish in the Gotham Stakes last month. The winning time was 1:49.93. 

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