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Forecon Breaks Maiden at Presque Isle

September 26, 2012 · By Erin Birkenhauer · Share

Congratulations to Forecon’s Partners! The 3-year-old grey son of Macho Uno broke his maiden by two lengths under only mild urging last night at Presque Isle.

Under veteran Mario Pino, he stalked the pace in the early going, was between foes down the backside, and bid four wide at the quarter pole before drawing clear.


“He was very professional last night,” said trainer Graham Motion. “I wasn’t sure how he’d react being sandwiched between two horses down the backside, but he kept his cool then came running when Mario asked him. This was certainly a very encouraging effort. He’ll need to step up a notch against winners, but this couldn’t have been a more perfect first trip around two turns.”

“We appreciate the Partners’ patience with this horse,” said WPT president Terry Finley. “It took quite a bit of patience to get him to this point, but he’s on a good path forward. It was a weak field last night, but the ease in which he did it is what makes it exciting. He’s a very good mover; I love how fluid he was down the lane.”

Forecon is an abbreviation for Force Reconnaissance companies, or one of the United States Marine Corps's special operations "capable" forces that provide essential elements of military intelligence to the command element of the Marine Air-Ground Task Force; supporting their task force commanders, and their subordinate operating units of the Fleet Marine Force.

A Canadian-bred, Forecon may face winners for the first time at Woodbine in Toronto.