For the second year in a row, Mind Your Biscuits will be leaving the UAE with some new hardware for his trophy cabinet. The 5-year-old son of Posse came flying from last in Saturday's Group 1 Golden Shaheen to cross the wire a head in front of a very game X Y Jet. Trained by part-owner Chad Summers for J Stables and Head of Plains Partners, Mind Your Biscuits completed six furlongs over the Meydan dirt in a track record 1:10.12 under jockey Joel Rosario. X Y Jet had to settle for second, equaling his performance in the 2016 edition of this race, and 2017 American champion sprinter Roy H finished third.
X Y Jet was a touch slow leaving the starting gate, and he was beaten to the lead by Jordan Sport in the backstretch. Jockey Emisael Jaramillo had to ease up slightly on X Y Jet, angling him out to the two-path to sit second around the far turn. Champion Roy H, meanwhile, was up close to the pace as well, while Mind Your Biscuits took up his regular running position at the rear of the field.
Approaching the long Meydan stretch, Jaramillo sent X Y Jet after the leader, turning for home in front by a length. Roy H was about 1 1/2 lengths behind him and inching forward with every stride, but X Y Jet was digging in gamely. At the eighth pole, Mind Your Biscuits appeared on the screen with his massive late turn of foot. It seemed impossible for him to make up so much ground in the final eighth of a mile, but Mind Your Biscuits found the wire first to win by a head. Mirroring his 2016 effort, the all-heart X Y Jet had to settle for second, while Roy H finished three-quarters of a length back in third.
Bred in New York by Jumping Jack Racing LLC, Mind Your Biscuits was a $47,000 short yearling at the Keeneland January sale. He earned national attention in 2016 with a second-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, then followed up that effort with a win in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes. Chad Summers took out his training license in 2017, and Mind Your Biscuits gave him the first victory of his career in that year's Golden Shaheen. Having won just one of five starts since, Mind Your Biscuits was nonetheless able to repeat in the 2018 Golden Shaheen. Overall, his record now stands at 7-8-3 from 21 starts, with earnings over $3.7 million.
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