Discreet Cat

B 2003 16.1HH (1.65M)
By Forestry – Pretty Discreet (Private Account)
¥1.5million Standing at Darley Japan
Defeated Horse of the Year Invasor in the UAE Derby by over six lengths. Equalled Easy Goer’s mile record at Aqueduct. Sire of six G1 horses, three G1 winners and 7% Stakes winners to runners in his first four crops, including dual G1 Carter hero Dads Caps.

Pedigree

DISCREET CAT

FORESTRY

STORM CAT

STORM BIRD

NORTHERN DANCER

SOUTH OCEAN

TERLINGUA

SECRETARIAT

CRIMSON SAINT

SHARED INTEREST

PLEASANT COLONY

HIS MAJESTY

SUN COLONY

SURGERY

DR FAGER

BOLD SEQUENCE

PRETTY DISCREET

PRIVATE ACCOUNT

DAMASCUS

SWORD DANCER

KERALA

NUMBERED ACCOUNT

BUCKPASSER

INTRIGUING

PRETTY PERSUASIVE

BELIEVE IT

IN REALITY

BREAKFAST BELL

BURY THE HATCHET

TOM ROLFE

CHRISTMAS WISHES

By FORESTRY (1996) King’s Bishop S (G1), etc. Sire of 1,192 foals aged three and up, including DISCREET CAT, DIPLOMAT LADY, FANTASTIC FOURFOREST DANGER, QUIZ KID, SHACKLEFORD, CAROLYN’S CAT, ETCHED, FIDEDIGNO, ORPHEUSSMOKEY GLACKEN, TETON FOREST, OLD FORESTER, CONGRESSIONALHONOR, FOREST GROVE, SEPARATE FOREST, WOODLANDER, etc.

1st dam: PRETTY DISCREET by Private Account. 3 wins (6f-10f) at 2 and 3, Alabama S (G1), 2nd Matron S (G1), 3rd Frizette S (G1). Dam of 11 foals, 9 to race, 7 winners:

DISCREET CAT (c Forestry) Champion, see Race record.

DISCREETLY MINE (c Mineshaft) 5 wins (6f-8½f) at 2 and 3, King’s Bishop S (G1), Amsterdam S (G2), Risen Star S (G2), 2nd Champagne S (G1), Futurity S (G2), Woody Stephens S (G2). Sire.

PRETTY WILD (c Wild Again) 7 wins (6f-8f) 2 to 5, Frisk Me Now S, Mr. Prospector S, 2nd Hopeful S (G1), Futurity S (G1). Sire.

Discreet Treasure (c El Prado) 4 wins (7f-8f) at 3 and 4, 2nd Westchester S (G3), Lord Of The Night S.

Lady Discreet (f Boundary) Placed at 2 and 3. Dam of:

COURTESAN (f Street Sense) Keertana S, Juvenile Filly Turf S, 3rd Jessamine S (G3).

CHARY (f Montbrook) Calder Oaks.

Discreetly Awesome (f Awesome Again) Unraced. Dam of:

AWESOME MARIA (f Maria’s Mon) Ogden Phipps H (G1), Shuvee H (G2), Matron S (G2), Rampart S (G3), Sabin S (G3), 2nd Gazelle S (G1), Frizette S (G1).

Pretty Boundary (f Boundary) Dam of:

CONCORDE’S EDGE (c Concorde’s Tune) Gilded Time S.

Bound Notebook (g Notebook) 2nd Eillo S.

2nd dam: Pretty Persuasive by Believe It. Sister to BURYYOURBELIEF. Dam of 2 winners:

PRETTY DISCREET (f Private Account) G1 winner, see above.

3rd dam: Bury The Hatchet by Tom Rolfe. Unraced. Dam of 7 winners:

BURYYOURBELIEF (f Believe It) Kentucky Oaks (G1), 2nd Ashland S (G1), Santa Anita Oaks (G1), 4th Mother Goose S (G1).

Joann’s Reality (f Proper Reality) Placed at 3. Dam of:

Scarlet Queen (f Fasliyev) Unraced. Dam of: EMERALD QUEEN (f O’Reilly) Canterbury Belle S, South Island Breeders’ S, 2nd Eulogy S (G3), Canterbury Breeders S (G3)Red Shift (g Lucky Unicorn) 3rd Grand Prix S (G3).

Forgive The Past (f Believe It) Unraced. Dam of:

Forgiving Monarch (f Wavering Monarch) 2nd West Virginia Senate President’s Cup S. Dam of: DISCREET COMMANDER (g Deputy Commander) Display S, 3rd Marine S (G3), Charlie Barley S, Victoria Park S.

Conformation

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 1 1 - - -
Three 5 5 - - -
Four 3 - - 2 -
Total 9 6 - 2 -

At 2

1st
Maiden Special Weight, 6f, Saratoga, by 3½l, beating Superfly, Political Force, Last Best Place.

At 3 World Champion Three-Year-Old

1st
Cigar Mile (G1), 8f, Aqueduct, by 3¼l, equalled track record of 1:32.46, beating Badge Of Silver, Silver Train, Dixie Meister, Sharp Humor.
1st
Jerome H (G2), 8f, Belmont Park, by 10¼l, beating Valid Notebook, Nair, Noonmark.
1st
UAE Derby (G2), 9f, Nad Al Sheba, by 6l, beating Testimony, Flamme de Passion, Invasor, Domingiun, Simpatico Bribon, Where’s That Tiger, Gold For Sale, Jackson, Unification.

At 4 

3rd
Vosburgh S (G1), 6f, Belmont Park, to Fabulous Strike, Talent Search, beating Mach Ride, E Z Warrior, Park Avenue Ball, First Defence, Will He Shine.
3rd
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, 8f, Monmouth Park, to Corinthian, Gottcha Gold, beating Wanderin Boy, Lewis Mitchell, Xchanger, Park Avenue Ball, High Finance.

Best progeny

Video footage

Watch him in action
Cigar Mile H (G1), 8f, Aqueduct, 25 November 2006
Jerome H (G2), 8f, Belmont Park, 1 October 2006
UAE Derby (G2), 9f, Nad Al Sheba, 25 March 2006
Maiden Special Weight, 6f, Saratoga, 27 August 2005

News

Son of Discreet Cat pulls away in the stretch to win under a hand-ride

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Darley has announced the fees for the six stallions that will stand at their stud in Japan for the 2017 breeding season.

World Champion three-year-old and proven G1 sire 


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As Al Aseel crossed the finishing line for a facile three-and-a-half length victory on August 19, it became apparent that the win was also significant for three of Darley’s global stallions.


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