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Monday, May 14, 2007

Notes - May 15

- Discreet Cat is set to return to the U.S. this weekend, and Rick Mettee said that the earliest he would most likely return to the races would be at Saratoga. [DRF] The horse got to stick around in Dubai to help greet Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. That's right, the Man with the Nuclear Plan was in Dubai, and Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashed al-Maktoum warmly welcomed [the] Iranian president at the Dubai airport. I can only imagine how that would go over in Kentucky if it was Nancy Pelosi hanging out with that guy, but I'm sure come the next big sale, the Sheikh's plane will have its usual spot at Blue Grass Airport waiting for him as always.

Godolphin is rolling here, and Songster got a 109 Beyer for his win in the Bold Ruler. Mettee said Songster would be pointed to the Grade 2 Tom Fool at Belmont on July 4.

The Form also reports that Any Given Saturday came out of the Derby with a foot bruise. "We had to pull a shoe off of him...It's improving, but he has not gone back to the track since then." Must have been when he was knocked off his feet by the wake of Street Sense, one of the funnier excuses I've heard in some time. Scat being pointed to the Dwyer Stakes on July 4, while Cowtown Cat....could run next in the Ohio Derby at Thistledown on June 2.


Anonymous said...

Not-so-nice company those Dubai sheihks are keeping these days. With moves like that they should consult with Barry Bonds' publicist on how best to spin their dubious achievements.

Anonymous said...

Well, all things considered, there are worse places than KY breeders pockets for his money to go.