Mind Your Biscuits entered the 2017 Belmont Sprint with something to prove and left leaving little doubt as to who was the top dirt speedster in the country. Unified had crept in to the lead as the favorite with 2/1 odds of his own, while Mind Your Biscuits carried 7/5 odds as a tight second choice. It would require a heroic, late effort by the eventual winner, but it was enough to earn the victory and a ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Del Mar this coming fall.
Green Gratto was one of the bigger upset bids at the window and flew out of the gate as a 19/1. Unified stalked perfectly in second while Stallwalkin’ Dude held right behind. At the top of the turn, Unified mysteriously dropped off the pace and gave way to Mind Your Biscuits and Awesome Slew, a 5/1 outside shot who tried to barrel from the outside. But it wasn’t even close. Mind Your Biscuits ate the competition for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
“He just gives you 100% all the time,” said Joel Rosario, who teamed Mind Your Biscuits for the sixth time in the 2017 Belmont Sprint. “He does his job. I took the lead a little early, but the ‘Biscuit’ got it done,” Rosario continued. “Turning for home, I got his attention just to keep that speed, to hold it together at that point. He knows exactly where the money is.”
The 2017 Belmont Sprint victory delivered $4.80, $3.30, and $2.10 for Mind Your Biscuits’ backers. Awesome Slew paid $4.90 and $3.40 at odds of 5/1 while Tommy Macho was worth $3.80.
The win now propels Mind Your Biscuits in to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Sprint presented by TwinSpires.com. Trainer Chad Summer knows he’ll have to find an inbetween race for Mind Your Biscuits and already has one in mind. It looks like the next sprint event will be the 2017 Forego, and this time I don’t think the oddsmakers will be willing to make Mind Your Biscuits anything but the favorite.