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Ben's Cat Wins Mister Diz for Fourth Time

Make that four years in a row for Ben’s Cat in the $75,000 Mister Diz Stakes. The Jim Stable star from the King Leatherbury barn carried Julian Pimentel to an easy 1-3/4 length victory over the firm turf at Pimlico Race Course.

 

“Four years in a row, that’s quite rare,” said Leatherbury, who owns, trains and bred Ben’s Cat. “He is amazing.”

 

Sent to post at odds of 2-5, Ben’s Cat broke with the leaders, patiently sat off a two-horse duel, moved up and swept by without urging and spurted away. The Parker’s Storm Cat 7-year old completed the five-furlong distance in 57.74 and paid $2.80. Night Officer rallied up the rail to take second and Disco Elvis finished third.

 

“He’s a remarkable horse,” said Pimentel. “We had a great trip. Those two horses went at it and I sat behind them. When it was time, I asked him and he took off.”

 

Ben’s Cat is now 20-of-30 lifetime with 15 stakes victories. The win pushed his career earnings to $1,402,290.

 

“This is our beginning race for this season which we’ve kicked it off the last few years so we’re going to follow the same format,” added Leatherbury, who ranks fourth on the all-time win list with 6,375 victories.

 

The 80-year-old credits Ben’s Cat with revitalizing his career.

 

“He brought me back to life,” said Leatherbury, who has 18 victories this year, just seven fewer than all of 2012. “They were about ready to plant me but we have come back to life by investing some of his earnings into the claiming game.”

Leatherbury indicated he expects Ben’s Cat to run in the Jim McKay Turf Sprint on Black-Eyed Susan day, May 17.

 

 

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You need to run in the breeders cup sprint you keep ducking it every year time to run your worthy if not tops
Just keeps adding to his already 1mill bankroll. Gotta love geldings

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