Uncashed Carries Four-Race Win Streak Into $150K Mahony

August 11, 2023

Uncashed cashes in with a win in the Quick Call (NYRA/Coglianese)

Rivelli To Unveil Promising Sophomore Richies Princess

NYRA Press Office

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.— Rain or shine makes no difference to trainer Larry Rivelli on Sunday as he sends out Quick Call presented by Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation winner Uncashed for his anticipated turf debut in the $150,000 Mahony for sophomores travelling 5 1/2 furlongs over the Mellon turf at Saratoga Race Course.

The dark bay gelded son of Uncaptured rides a four-race win streak after capturing an off-the-turf edition of the Quick Call on Opening Weekend by 5 1/2 lengths under returning rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. The winning effort, which garnered a career-high 96 Beyer Speed Figure, was Uncashed’s first start over a sloppy and sealed track and came following a victory in May in the Golden Circle at Prairie Meadows, which he won by 8 1/2 lengths.

While Rivelli has been anxious to get Uncashed started on turf, he said an off-the-turf running of the Mahony would be fine by him.

“It won’t hurt our feelings if it’s not [on turf],” Rivelli said. “The only thing that would stop me from running is if the turf was really, really wet and they didn’t take it off. But I think he’s going to run well.

“I’m looking to find out if the horse likes the turf for the future as far as different options are concerned,” Rivelli added. “The horse is a gelding so we aren’t looking to run in any of those stallion-making races if he gets to be that good. We can just sort of pick our spots at different venues against straight 3-year-olds.”

Bred in Florida by Nicksar Farms, Uncashed is out of the War Chant mare Charlie B, who was a four-time winner on dirt. His second dam, Debit Account, produced Lomaki, a graded stakes winner on turf. He hails from the prominent maternal bloodlines of La Troienne.

Richies Princess is half to multiple graded stakes winner Jean Elizabeth, who never finished worse than third in 21 career starts (Michael Burns)

In Race 6 on Saturday, Rivelli will debut Patricia’s Hope and breeder Richard Ravin’s promising New York-bred sophomore filly Richies Princess in a six-furlong maiden test over the Spa main track.

The Laoban bay is a half-sister to multiple prominent Rivelli alumni, including graded stakes winner Jean Elizabeth, New York-bred stakes winners Dugout and Adios Asher as well as graded stakes placed What’s Up Dude. All the aforementioned horses are out of the Lit de Justice mare Rooney Doodle.

Richies Princess worked a bullet over the Saratoga main track Saturday, going a half-mile in 47 flat.

“She’s a runner,” Rivelli said. “She took a while to get going because she’s such a big filly so we took our time with her. She’s ready to roll now. We got her down there in plenty of time to get acclimated and everything. We’ve been pointing for this race since I saw it in the book. It’s her first time running but the whole family, they’re all runners so we feel pretty high on her.”

Jean Elizabeth, an Illinois-bred by Adios Charlie, was a 15-time winner of 21 starts and captured her career debut as well as several stakes against her state-bred counterparts. She retired in the midst of an eight-race win streak which included Grade 3 Woodbine victories in the 2019 Ontario Fashion and 2020 Whimsical. Dugout also won his career debut at Arlington Park on the heels of winning Saratoga’s 2018 Funny Cide.

“Even though Dugout was a gray she’s probably a little more like Dugout,” Rivelli said. “All these horses end up being really, really big. Jean Elizabeth was probably the smallest one of the whole group and ended up being the best one. We like the fact that it’s only the second filly out of that mare in a while.

“They were all big and they were all sprinters. She kind of resembles the same thing,” Rivelli added. “If I had to give an assessment at this point, I’d say she’s a sprinter unless she proves differently down the line.”

Richies Princess will break from the outermost post 11 under Irad Ortiz, Jr.

“She’s the real deal,” Rivelli said. “I don’t know about the post being all the way out there but it’ll give Irad a shot to do whatever he needs to do, whether it’s sit off the pace or go to the lead.”

Rooney Doodle now resides at Sequel Stallions in New York.

Rivelli said there’s a strong possibility that Rooney Doodle could be bred next year to the Rivelli-trained graded stakes winner Two Phil’s, who finished second in this year’s Grade 1 Kentucky Derby and now resides at WinStar Farm in Central Kentucky.

“We’ve been starting to toy around with that,” Rivelli said. “We have a couple of horses that nicked well with him that we’re trying to figure out what we’ll do with.”

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