Chad Summers earned his first career win as a trainer on Saturday, doing so on the international stage with a horse he owns a part of. Mind Your Biscuits came from behind to dominated the Group 1, $ 2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen by three lengths under Joel Rosario, giving the United States its first win on the Dubai World Cup Carnival card at Meydan Racecourse. The New York-bred son of Posse covered 1200m (about six furlongs) in 1:10.91 despite breaking from the widest post of all in 14 and contending with a main track rated muddy. Mind Your Biscuits is also owned by J Stables, Head of Plains Partners and Summers’ father.
“He showed he was the best horse today,” said Rosario after the race.
Muarrab had jumped very well from the gate, and was in contention for the lead early on alongside St. Joe Bay and Comicas all in the first flight. Moving up the rail was Morawij, and Reynaldothewizard was in a good stalking position just behind the leaders.
Hung out wide in the 14-horse field, Rosario never attempted to tuck Mind Your Biscuits behind horses, electing to stay very wide in order to give the horse a clean trip around the course. As the field began to stretch out, Rosario was able to guide the unhurried colt a bit closer to the rail, ended up five wide in the first part of the far turn. Turning for home, however, he was forced out to nearly the seven-path. Rosario never panicked, maintaining a steady hand-ride on Mind Your Biscuits as he straightened into the lane.
My Catch was the leader at the top of the stretch, joined by St. Joe Bay in second. Morawij was in third, with Muarrab and High on Life both threatening. The 11-year-old Reynaldo the Wizard got into traffic problems in the lane. St. Joe Bay took the lead with about three-sixteenths to run, but Mind Your Biscuits had closed the gap from nearly seven lengths to just three on the leader.
The momentum Mind Your Biscuits was carrying as he just kept unfurling his long stride carried him easily past St. Joe Bay, and he galloped to the wire all alone three lengths in front; Rosario hadn’t even needed to resort to the whip in the lane. Comicas rolled up to earn second by a head over Morawij, with St. Joe Bay just behind in fourth.
Bred in New York by Jumping Jack Racing, Mind Your Biscuits is out of an unraced daughter of Toccet (Awesome Again). When he failed to meet his reserve at the OBS Spring 2-year-old sale, Summers purchased the colt privately, selling shares to Head of Plains Partners, Michael Kisber, and J Stables. Under the care of Robert Falcone, Jr., Mind Your Biscuits blossomed in late 2016, finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, then winning the G1 Malibu Stakes in his next start. Transferred into Summers’ name, “Biscuits” used the Gulfstream Sprint Championship as a prep for the Golden Shaheen, finishing second while never asked to give his all. Overall, Mind Your Biscuits now has a record of 5-6-2 from 15 starts, with earnings of nearly $ 2 million in total.
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