01/07/2012 4:00PM

Gulfstream: Discreet Dancer dazzles again in second career start


Trainer Todd Pletcher’s arsenal of 3-year-old talent includes Discreet Dancer, who won impressively for the second time in as many starts during the current Gulfstream Park meet when he dominated Saturday’s seventh race going a mile.

Discreet Dancer, who earned a 98 Beyer Speed Figure in his debut, broke alertly and controlled the race throughout before drawing away to a 5 1/2-length decision over Neck ‘n Neck with Javier Castellano aboard.

“He got a good post and did everything very professionally,” said Pletcher. “He put himself in the right spot, relaxed, handled the mile, and I liked what I saw after the race. He galloped out strong.”

Pletcher said it was a little too early to say where or when Discreet Dancer might run next but ruled out the one-mile Holy Bull on Jan. 29 as a possibility.

“This race opened up a lot of options but it would be a little quick for his third start to come back in the Holy Bull,” said Pletcher. “And off what I saw today I wouldn’t mind stretching him out further.”