J Stables, Scott, Hope and Daniel Summers’ Mind Your Biscuits earned his first graded stakes victory in Saturday’s G2 Amsterdam at Saratoga, sprinting up the rail to pass the leaders and draw away by 1 3/4 lengths on the wire. The sophomore son of Posse covered 6 1/2 furlongs in 1:15.25 over the fast main track under Joel Rosario for trainer Robert Falcone, Jr. The 22-year-old trainer recorded his first career stakes win in the Amsterdam.
“He’s a racehorse,” said Falcone. “He loves his job. This [win] means a lot. I’m just happy to be here – it’s the greatest horses, the best trainers and the best jockeys, it’s just great. But to win on a day like this is really something.”
Mind Your Biscuits was last in the early going, though never more than six lengths off the leaders. Maniacal was quick out of the gate to set the pace, tracked by It’s All Relevant just a half-length to his outside through a first quarter in :22.36. King Kranz was next, followed by Quijote along the inside. Rounding the turn, Quijote moved up between horses, but suddenly had to be pulled up, leaving a space along the rail open for Mind Your Biscuits.
Maniacal dispatched It’s All Relevant near the top of the lane, but Mind Your Biscuits was rolling strongly up the inside rail. With less than a sixteenth to run, Mind Your Biscuits passed Maniacal then drew away convincingly to win by 1 3/4 lengths. Maniacal was second, with It’s All Relevant holding on to maintain third.
“For a second I thought the horse in front wanted to stay there but I took the chance to get inside and it worked,” said Rosario. “He is very, very nice horse and I’m very happy with him today.”
Bred in New York by Jumping Jack Racing, Mind Your Biscuits sold as a short yearling for $ 47,000 at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages Sale. The colt has now won three of his nine starts, for earnings of over $ 285,000.
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