Ridin With Biden stretches out to win Greenwood Cup (G3)

Ridin With Biden led all the way in Saturday’s 1 ½-mile Greenwood Cup (G3) at Parx, scoring by a length over Magic Michael to give the Eaton Sales grad his first graded stakes victory.

The 4-year-old was originally sold by Eaton for $80,000 at the 2019 Keeneland September Yearling sale.

Ridin With Biden, who hadn’t raced beyond nine furlongs prior to Saturday, took the lead and set a very controlled pace, reaching the half-way point in 1:14.30. With no serious challengers, he had a two-length lead at the top of the stretch, and had plenty in reserve to hold off Magic Michael in the final strides.

“He really likes Paco [Lopez]’s feel,” said winning trainer Butch Reid. “You can’t take too much hold of this horse, because he’ll run off with you, but Paco just did a tremendous job putting them to sleep down the backside and that was it. I was pretty comfortable about that once he slowed down and I saw close to :50 for the half. Then I felt good.”

Owned by Cash is King LLC and LC Racing LLC, Ridin With Biden is 5-5-1 in 17 and has earned $385,080. The dark bay was bred in Kentucky by William Harrigan and Mike Pietrangelo.