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G3 winner Great Minds contributes to big afternoon of racing

May 7

An afternoon of quality stakes action on Friday saw Schumer Bloodstock celebrate several high-profile results, notably at Churchill Downs on the Kentucky Oaks undercard when Rocket Heat and Paid Up Subscriber won within hours of each other.

Paid Up Subscriber, by Candy Ride, took her earnings past the $150,000 mark for Albert Stall with an impressive victory in the allowance race, her third win in seven starts. Previously fourth in the G2 Prioress Stakes, the four-year-old is out of the stakes-placed Shriek, who was purchased by Chad Schumer as agent while in foal to leading sire Scat Daddy for just $37,000 at the 2014 Keeneland November Sale.

Paid Up Subscriber is the third foal and winner out of her dam following the multiple scorers Hardware and Race Hunter. Shriek, a half-sister to G2 winner Stanley Park, also has a two-year-old colt by Mineshaft that realised $97,000 as a yearling. 

Rocket Heat, meanwhile, flew the flag for his sire Latent Heat with an authoritative two-length win in the G3 Turf Sprint Stakes.

Now the winner of six races and nearly $320,000, Rocket Heat is a son of G1 winner Latent Heat, who was purchased for stud duty by Chad Schumer on behalf of River Oaks Farm in Oklahoma in late 2012. The Juddmonte-bred son of Maria’s Mon is standing the 2016 season for $3,500.

At Lone Star Park, Great Minds recorded his third win of the year when successful in the G3 Texas Mile. 

A consistent progressive performer for trainer All Stall who has won five races and nearly $300,000, Great Minds is out of Staff Nurse, a winning daughter of Arch bought for just $15,000 by Chad Schumer while in foal to Trappe Shot at the 2015 Keeneland November Sale.

The son of Stroll is the best of five winners out of his dam, who is a three-parts sister to Listed winner Intern and from the immediate family of Commissioner. 

Thursday’s action at Churchill Downs saw Front Pocket Money make it two out of three when successful for Steve Asmussen in the allowance. The son of Uncle Mo is out of the Fusaichi Pegasus mare Turbulent Times, a private purchase by Schumer Bloodstock in 2014.

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