09/18/2016 4:44PM

The Good Samaritan stays perfect in Summer Stakes

Michael Burns
The Good Samaritan earns a berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf by winning the Summer by 1 1/2 lengths under Joel Rosario.

ETOBICOKE, Ontario — The Bill Mott-trained shipper The Good Samaritan mowed down the favored Conquest Farenheit in the stretch to win the Grade 2, $206,400 Summer Stakes impressively under Joel Rosario at Woodbine on Sunday.

The Good Samaritan ($8) bided his time at the rear of the seven-horse field on the backstretch in the one-mile turf route, as The Craic and Harlan’s Harmony dueled through quick fractions.

The Good Samaritan began to mount a wide rally late on the turn, and he collared Conquest Farenheit at the three-sixteenths pole, en route to a 1 1/2-length score over that rival. Channel Maker edged out Tiz a Slam for third, after lacking room in the stretch.

The final time over the firm turf was 1:34.38.

The Good Samaritan, by Harlan’s Holiday, is unbeaten in two starts, including a maiden victory around two turns at Saratoga. He earned $120,000 for the China Horse Club and WinStar Farm.

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“He’s very professional,” said Rosario. “When he starts running, he’s very focused. He showed that he has a lot of talent. When I rode him last time, he was the same way. He had a good finish.”

The Good Samaritan earned a fees-paid berth into the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita in the race.

“He’s always trained pretty forwardly,” said assistant trainer Riley Mott. “Going into his first race, he had some nice breezes. He worked exceptionally good on the turf. We had confidence that he would run good in his first start, and he was very professional. He ran a similar race [today], and improved a little bit. We’re very pleased. Hopefully, we can look forward to the Breeders’ Cup.”