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Gulfstream Park: Discreet Dancer off Kentucky Derby trail, getting a break
By Mike Welsch
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Trainer Todd Pletcher has decided to take Discreet Dancer, who finished a tiring third behind Union Rags in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, off the Triple Crown trail. Pletcher originally intended to run Discreet Dancer on Sunday in the Louisiana Derby. Discreet Dancer is owned by Robsham Stables.
“After discussing the situation with Mrs. Robsham, we decided to take him off the Triple Crown trail and just send him up to Ocala and give him a little holiday,” Pletcher said. “Everything seemed to be happening a little too quickly for him, and we thought maybe he was not quite ready for all this right now. His last race was a little bit of a puzzler, and although he trained okay since, I didn’t feel he was getting ready to win the Kentucky Derby, so we decided to take the conservative approach and give him a little chance to grow up and mature.”
Pletcher said no time frame has been set for when Discreet Dancer might return.
“We’re going to give him enough of a break to be meaningful without being too long,” Pletcher said. “We’ll see him sometime later in the year.”
Thumbs Thumbs up Todd. Discreet Dancer had as much chance of placing in the Derby as me beating Usain Bolt in the 100-metres at the Olympics!
I was gonna play him in the LA Derby, without the likes of Union Rags in there. Although I agree with KC, I thought he had a great chance to win in spite of that fact. I'm never against giving a horse time off(Tueflesburgh comes to mind), and glad they aren't forcing him into the Triple Crown( i.e. Secret Circle).
please please let this horse stay 1 turn..he is not a turn turn horse and anyone who knows racing knows this..this horse could win king bishop and all the 1 turn miles down the road...glad to see he off the triple crown trail..
Discreet Dancer, enjoy your time off, and hope you come back a champ! Don
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