Classy Cat strikes again

Discreet Cat maintained his unbeaten record with a no-nonsense Grade Two success at Belmont on Sunday.

Discreet Cat maintained his unbeaten record with a no-nonsense Grade Two success at Belmont on Sunday.

Godolphin’s talented three-year-old defeated four rivals in the 155,800 Jerome Breeders’ Cup Handicap to register his fifth consecutive victory.

The Forestry colt, making just his second start in more than six months, broke away smoothly under Garrett Gomez and soon pulled clear of the chasing pack.

Saeed bin Suroor’s UAE Derby winner had the one-mile heat in the bag a long way from home and stretched clear to score by 10 and a quarter lengths from Valid Notebook.

“The jockey knows the horse well and was very happy with him in front,” Bin Suroor told www.godolphin.com.

“Discreet Cat ran brilliantly and always finishes his races easily.

“He has the class to go to Grade One races now.

“There is either the Breeders’ Cup Classic in early November or the Cigar Mile at the end of that month.

“We will keep the options open and consult with Sheikh Mohammed.”

Gomez added: “Discreet Cat is a magnificent animal and a beautiful mover.

“He was a bit more aggressive but settled into a nice stride.”

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