- Just when I was wondering when, or if, Discreet Cat was going to have workout, Discreet Cat had a workout, going a mile in 1:38 on Saturday.
Simon Crisford, the Godolphin racing manager, commented: "Discreet Cat went super this afternoon. It was a nice solid bit of work which will put him spot on for the Dubai World Cup.John Kimmel and Kent Desormeaux flew to Saudi Arabia for the final tuneup for
"He picked up in the last quarter of a mile and went several lengths ahead at the finish," he said. [Khaleej Times Online]
Lava Man worked his way to a trip to Dubai, where he'll run on the grass in the Duty Free. That definitely adds even more panache to what should be an amazing morning of racing, as strange as it all may seem. It will seem that way to me; bizarre even, that one of the more monumental confrontations that any of us have seen in some time, will take place on, for us, a Saturday morning in March, in a distant foreign land, in front of people who don't bet. It doesn't seem quite fair, does it?