Mind Your Biscuits Showing The Right Signs For Whitney Stretch-Out

Two-time New York-bred Horse of the Year Mind Your Biscuits moved one step closer Friday morning to the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney for older horses at 1 1/8 miles on August 4 with a seven-furlong breeze before galloping out a mile over Saratoga’s main track. The Whitney is a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall at Churchill Downs.

With rider Joel Rosario aboard, the 5-year-old cruised through splits of 12 3/5 seconds, 25 3/5, 38 flat, 50 1/5, 1:01 4/5, finishing the move in 1:26.41. NYRA clockers caught the mile gallop-out in 1:39 4/5.

“We’re happy with it,” trainer Chad Summers said. “I think it was necessary to make sure he can get the two turns. I think that it showed he finished well down the lane and that’s what we wanted to see. More than likely, he’ll work one more time about a half-mile. Let’s see how he comes out of this one.”

This was the second workout for Mind Your Biscuits since being beaten a nose by Bee Jersey in the Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap as part of the Belmont Stakes undercard on June 9.

“I thought it was great,” Summers said about his horse’s performance in the race. “We looked at what the pace breakdown was going to be. We were concerned that Bee Jersey would get loose on the lead. Obviously, we knew we had our work cut out for us and we had to give four pounds.”

Summers believes his multiple Grade 1 winner, including the Dubai Golden Shaheen twice, can handle the longer distance for the Whitney.

“He has had a super week since coming up here to Saratoga,” Summers said. “He came out of the Met Mile well. He is showing all of the signs that he is hitting on a career best race.”

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