Biscuitwiththeboss Gobbles Up First Two-Year-Old Race in Maryland * The Racing Biz

In 2022, a Holy Boss filly named Bosserati first won at Timonium, then fought several races before trainer Brittany Russell put her on the turf, where she became a stakes winner.

Biscuitwiththeboss (#2) won the first two-year-old race of 2024 in Maryland. Photo by The Racing Biz.

Russell’s hopeful history partly repeats itself – she could do without the shuffling – with Biscuitwiththeboss, Bosserati’s two-year-old full sister. So far so good:

With Angel Cruz in the irons, Biscuitwiththeboss pulled away from speed rival Rapido Rosa and just held off Safe Trust’s late run to win Maryland’s first two-year-old race of the year Saturday at Laurel Park. She is now one-on-one in her career.

The running time for the 4 ½ furlongs was 53.66 seconds over a muddy, closed main track. Biscuitwiththeboss, who was the second choice in a field of six, paid $6.00 to win. With the longest odds in the field, Safe Trust, in second place, the exacta paid $26.90 for a one dollar bet. Rapido Rosa finished third, 10 lengths ahead of favorite Pure Majestic after time in fourth.

“I try not to get them ready before four and a half,” Russell said. “It’s just really not my style, but she got ready really quickly.”

Biscuitwiththeboss showed several works at Fair Hill on the page, and before that, Russell said, she had been in Middleburg, VA, where she was worked by Madison Meyers.

Meyers “sent her in and she said, ‘It won’t be long,’ and she was right,” Russell said. “She worked well and got her gate card.”

Biscuitwiththeboss is Joel Politi’s own cultivation. She is by Maryland sire Holy Boss and is out of the Twirling Candy mare Candy Striper, who Politi claimed for $50,000 from her second career race.

Just down the road there are plenty of options available for Biscuitwiththeboss. For example, she qualifies for Maryland-bred and Maryland-sired races, the latter of which gives her the opportunity to compete in the Maryland Million. And with a full sister who has won a share of the turf, she will almost certainly get a chance to do just that.

But that will all be a thing of the past in the future. Right now… well, right now there’s not much out there.

Probably the first nearby race for winning two-year-old fillies will be the Astoria over Belmont Stakes weekend, held this year at Saratoga. That race is on June 6, but Russell was decidedly non-committal.

“We will probably have to think about it, but I don’t want to do anything that will harm her development,” said the trainer. “So we’ll see how she comes out and see how it goes.”

She added, “You’re kind of in no man’s land, but you know what, it’s a good problem to have.”