08/29/2010 2:00PM

BC Sprint races next targets for Discreetly Mine, Rightly So

Tom Keyser
Discreetly Mine, winning Saturday's King's Bishop, will probably train up to the Breeders' Cup Sprint in November.

While trainer Todd Pletcher was disappointed in Super Saver’s performance in Saturday's Travers at Saratoga, he was naturally thrilled with Discreetly Mine’s 1 1/4-length-victory in the Grade 1 King’s Bishop. Pletcher didn’t want Discreetly Mine to have to go gate to wire, but with the track so favoring speed - all races to that point had been run in front-running fashion - he felt he had no choice.

“It’s nice when you can adjust and do it either way, you hate to force one to go 21-and-four, 44 when you’re going seven-eighths,” Pletcher said. “It looked a little too risky not to try it that way.”

Pletcher said Discreetly Mine would likely be pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs on Nov. 6. He most likely will not have a race in between.

“All his sprint races after the Derby certainly indicate that he fits,” Pletcher said. “I would be leaning toward just training him up to it.”

Rightly So, who ran .58 of a second faster than Discreetly Mine in her win in the Grade 1 Ballerina will likely be pointed to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 5. Her trainer, Tony Dutrow, said Rightly So would likely not have a race in between.

“I am okay going with going to Churchill with her from here,” Dutrow said. “I’m not feeling like she needs a race in between.”

Trainer Seth Benzel said Ballston Spa winner Dynaslew came out of her race well and that he would like to point her to a Grade 1 race. The next one that fits the bill is the $400,000, one-mile First Lady at Keeneland on Oct. 9.

“Our first goal is to get a Grade 1 under her belt between now and the end of the year,” Benzel said.”Next year, after a year like this, we could develop her going longer. I think she’s come a long way this year already. She’s going what she’s doing very easily and well within herself.’’

Bob Baffert said Rapport, 3 1/2-length winner of the Grade 3 Victory Ride, would likely make her next start in the Grade 2, $150,000 Gallant Bloom Stakes at Belmont on Sept. 25.