The Oaklawn-based trainer Jinks Fires is already poised for a run down the Kentucky Derby trail with his promising three-year-old Discreetness, but according to the Oaklawn Report for December 29th, Discreetness might not be the most talented of Fires’ potential Derby contenders.
According to Fires, his colt Discreetly Firm–runner-up in a pair of maiden special weights at Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs in September–is more talented than Discreetness, who won the $250,000 Remington Springboard Mile in December.
“He’s a horse we’re really high on,” Fires was quoted as saying.
According to the Oaklawn Report, Discreetly Firm missed some training time after “having bone fragments removed from an ankle” not long after his most recent race, but he is back in action at Oaklawn Park and gearing up for a comeback early in the meet.
“…This morning he went completely sound,” Fires said on December 28th. “He was the one I was looking forward to the most. I think he’s the best horse we’ve got, but he’s also had some problems.”
However, with Discreetly Firm back in good shape, Fires is looking ahead to the future. “We’re going forward with him right now.”
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