Bill Mott Goes 1-2 In Jaipur With Casa Creed, Chewing Gum

Trainer Bill Mott came away from the Grade 1 Jaipur smiling as his runners Casa Creed and Chewing Gum closed from far back to run 1-2 in the Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In for the Turf Sprint. Both Mott trainees lingered at the back of the pack in the early going of the six-furlong contest on Belmont Park’s inner turf course. Junior Alvarado guided Casa Creed ahead of his stablemate and began a casual move at the end of the backstretch, creeping up past rivals on the turn.

Bound For Nowhere, Gregorian Chant, and Fast Boat guided the field for the early going, with Bound For Nowhere looking like he was going to hang on for the wire. At the eighth mile pole, Alvarado and Casa Creed still had a lot of work to do but put on a burst of late speed to catch early leader Bound for Nowhere. Casa Creed came flying in the center of the course to prevail by two lengths. Chewing Gum was second, favored Bound for Nowhere third and Stubbins fourth.

The final time for the six furlongs was 1:08.04 with fractions of :22.06, :44.65, and :56.25.

Casa Creed paid $23.60 to win.

Casa Creed is now undefeated from two career starts under one mile for owners LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable. His previous credits include a win in the Elusive Quality last out and a victory in the G2 Hall of Fame stakes in 2019.

Casa Creed is a 5-year-old son of Jimmy Creed and Bellamy Road mare Achalaya. He was bred in Kentucky by Silver Springs Stud. Casa Creed was a $15,000 yearling purchase at the OBS Winter Mixed Sale, where he was consigned by Janie Roper and purchased by Amalio Ruiz-Lozano. He was then sold to LRE at Keeneland September for $105,000, where he was consigned by Kelli Mitchell.

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G1 Jackpocket Jaipur Quotes, courtesy NYRA Press Office
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Bill Mott, winning trainer of Casa Creed (No. 2, $23.60) and runner-up Chewing Gum (No. 1): “He [Casa Creed] ran great. It looks like sprints suit him, for sure.”

Junior Alvarado, winning jockey aboard Casa Creed (No. 2): “I missed the break a little. I got worried right away because when sprinting the last thing you want to do is break slow. The first sixteenth of a mile, I was last and he was going so fast. I was thinking that they had to be going pretty quick up front. He started picking it up little by little and still going so fast. As soon as I turned for home and put him in the clear, I asked him a bit and then he pulled the reins out of my hands. It was a beautiful run from the three-sixteenths to the wire.

“He’s versatile. He’s been unlucky with races, but he’s always been hard knocking. He gets beat, but gets beat trying against really nice horses. We started figuring it out these past couple of races. He showed today that he’s a serious sprinter.”

Jose Ortiz, jockey aboard runner-up Chewing Gum (No. 1): “He broke very sharp, but eventually they outran him. They went too fast early on. From there I followed Junior, the other horse from Bill, and he was moving nicely. We were a little wide but we were moving nicely. They were coming back to us, so we were in a good spot. When Junior asked him, he really took off, and my horse did, too. I think it was a huge effort for second.”

Joel Rosario, jockey aboard third-place finisher Bound for Nowhere (No. 6): “He was doing it easily and then the horse to the outside [Casa Creed] just came and ran me down. He ran his race.”

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