Gomo will be trying to recapture her past glory when she heads to the post for the Breeders’ Cup.
Just over a year ago she was considered an early favorite for the 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies after earning a fees-paid berth in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (G1) at Keeneland. However, she had to bypass the Breeders’ Cup because of a minor injury.
She resurfaced in the Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) in April before returning to the sidelines. In her only other start this year she was a close fourth in a sprint on Santa Anita’s grass course Oct. 1.
Gomo more than compensates for her lack of racing this year by virtue of her connections that are the same as Kentucky Derby (G1) winners I’ll Have Another and Nyquist — trainer Doug O’Neill, jockey Mario Gutierrez and owner J. Paul Reddam. Like Nyquist, she is from the first crop of 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) winner and Eclipse Award champion Uncle Mo whose prowess as a sire of top-class runners is quickly becoming legendary.
Gomo was offered once at pubic auction. As an unraced 2-year-old, she was consigned to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales March sale where she caught the eye of O’Neill’s brother Dennis. He purchased her for just $75,000 at the two-day sale in which the average was $170,560.