China Horse Club’s and WinStar Farm's Good Samaritan was brought from the back of the field by Joel Rosario, who angled him five wide into the stretch where he reeled in front-runner and odds-on favorite Conquest Farenheit near the eighth pole and went on to prevail by 1 1/2 lengths.
Channel Marker, who vied for the early lead through the opening quarter before dropping to fourth, then fifth, rallied for third.
Going from debut winner to graded stakes winner in just his second start, Good Samaritan covered one mile in 1:34.38 as the 3-1 second choice. He earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf as the Summer Stakes is part of the Breeders’ Cup "Win and You’re In" Challenge Series.
Good Samaritan paid $8, $3.30, and $2.80, Conquest Farenheit returned $2.60 and $2.40, and Channel Mark paid $5 to show.
Good Samaritan won by a head in his career debut on Aug. 13 while going 1 1/16 miles on the turf at Saratoga Race Course. He earned an 87 Equibase Speed Figure there, the highest number among the Summer Stakes field. He is trained by Hall of Famer Bill Mott.
WinStar bred Good Samaritan in Kentucky out of the Pulpit mare Pull Dancer. His second dam, Mayhavebeentheone, is a half sister to graded stakes winner and sire Wiseman's Ferry. The family includes graded stakes winner and sire Bernstein.