Thursday, August 27, 2015
Three summers ago, Discreet Marq made her turf debut at Saratoga Race Course, and a beautiful grass career was born. In her most recent start at the Upstate New York racing mecca, the gorgeous, gray daughter of Discreet Cat went off as the favorite in a statebred stakes races, and yadda, yadda, yadda, she crossed the wire in second. I know what you are thinking, I yadda’d over the best part, and you would be right. The winner of better than $1.2 million on the turf ran into a buzzsaw that day in the Yaddo Stakes. Said buzzsaw, Dayatthespa, would go on to win the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf a few months later, on her way to a year end Eclipse Award. On Friday, and sans her old rival, Discreet Marq looks to get that Yaddo victory this time against a field of ten other older New York-bred females.