Mind Your Biscuits Breezes Bullet

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Mind Your Biscuits | Benoit

GI Malibu S. winner Mind Your Biscuits (Posse) recorded a half-mile breeze in a bullet 47.75 Friday morning at the Palm Meadows Training Center, his final workout before making his 4-year-old debut in the GIII Gulfstream Park Sprint S. Feb. 25.

The chestnut colt, who in addition to the Malibu annexed the GII Amsterdam S. last term, will have a new trainer when he runs in the 6 1/2-furlong test. Chad Summers, who co-owns the New York-bred in a multi-layered partnership that includes his father and brother, J Stables, Head of Plains Partners, and Michael Kisber, has taken over training duties from Robert Falcone, Jr.

With regular rider Joel Rosario aboard, Mind Your Biscuits's work Friday was the fastest of 29 at the distance. Summers said he clocked Mind Your Biscuits in 1:00 for his five-furlong gallop out time, and caught him in 1:12 4/5 for six furlongs.

“There's a little bit of a trick with him in that if you want him to breeze fast, you put a pair of blinkers on him,” Summers said. “The transformation of him in the afternoons came with the addition of blinkers, and it's the same when he works in them. He's not going to work next week, so this will be his last work going into the race and because of that today, we wanted to put a little more speed in him and get something out of it.”

Summers said the timing of the Gulfstream Park Sprint is such that it would allow him and his partners to decide if they wished to bring Mind Your Biscuits to Dubai to run in the $2 million G1 Golden Shaheen Mar. 25.

“As far as pointing to the Gulfstream race it's just the perfect spot to start our season,” Summers said. “We'll use this race as a stepping-stone to our next stop, either Dubai or the [GI] Carter [S.]. Dubai is one of those things where it's an event. We've never been afraid of the moment and we will never be. We look at something like that as it could be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

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