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2006 Cigar Mile Day


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Discreet Cat in the winner's circle
Discreet Cat in the winner's circle after  the 2006 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct

Discreet Cat in the winner's circle after the 2006 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct

© Vanessa Ng
Winning trainer Saeed bin Suroor said, "The horse ran this time with older horses. This gives us confidence for the future to see if he is good enough to run in the Dubai World Cup. We'll keep out options open for next year. The horse is always improving in his races. When I saw the pace, it looked like it was really fast. The horse was sitting in nice position. I talked to the jockey before the race, he didn't need directions, really. The last two furlongs, it looked there were two horses coming close to him. But the horse has plenty of speed and class to make him win the race easy."

Asked where Discreet Cat would go next, he added, "He's going to run in Dubai, maybe the Maktoum Challenge before the World Cup. There is also the Godolphin Mile, but we are looking forward to the World Cup. Next year, he will be an older horse. He'll be stronger and the distance will be fine for him. I'm sure he will improve. The way he won today was brilliant. He would be one of the best horses next year in the U.S. This is the best race he's ever run."

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