‘Wait And See’: Breeders’ Cup Options Remain Wide Open For ‘Biscuits’

Trainer Chad Summers was visibly more relaxed Sunday morning at Churchill Downs following Mind Your Biscuits’ comfortable 4 ¾-length victory over Toast of New York in Saturday’s $200,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) but the 33-year-old conditioner has a major decision that is still pending: which Breeders’ Cup race will his brilliant 5-year-old enter?

“I’m still going to consider him for all three races (Sprint, Dirt Mile and Classic),” Summers said. “I just want to keep my options open. The owners and I will come up with a plan but we are in a spot right now that we don’t have a ‘Win and You’re In’ entry for the Classic. That’s going to cost $150,000 to enter the race. While we’ve won a lot of money with the horse, it’s still a big chunk of change. I think we can definitely get the distance for the Classic; we proved that last night. We’re just going to have to wait and see.”

The son of Posse covered the Lukas Classic’s 1 1/8-mile distance in 1:48.64, which was just six-hundredths of a second behind Fort Larned‘s 2013 stakes record of 1:48.58. Tyler Gaffalione rode the winner for Summers, who co-owns the horse with Shadai Farm, J Stables LLC, Head of Plains Partners LLC, M. Scott Summers, Daniel Summers and Michael Kisber.

“Is there another race for him today?” Summers joked. “He’s feeling good this morning. When he was cooling out in the Test Barn last night and he heard the (President of the UAE Cup) go off, he got puffed up and wanted to run again. We’re just lucky to be in a great spot with him and he’s doing well after the race.”

The Breeders’ Cup will be held on Nov. 2-3 beneath the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs for a ninth time.

Mind Your Biscuits will remain stabled in Barn 18 at Churchill Downs through at least the Breeders’ Cup, according to Summers.

Toast of New York, who competed for just the third time in nearly four years in Saturday’s Lukas Classic, is also slated to remain at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Jamie Osborne. The 7-year-old gelding’s Breeders’ Cup plans are still in flux, according to Osborne.

For more information about the Breeders’ Cup including possible contenders and ticket information, visit: www.breederscup.com.

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