Discreetness Draws Post 14 in Southwest Stakes

Discreetness Draws Post 14 in Southwest Stakes

Collected winning the Sham Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita – © Benoit Photo

Discreetness, who won the first leg of Oaklawn Park’s Kentucky Derby prep series when he defeated Gordy Florida in the January 18th Smarty Jones Stakes, will start from the far outside post position in a field of fourteen when he runs in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (gr. III) on February 15th.

Discreetness will be joined in the Southwest by Collected, winner of the Sham Stakes (gr. III); Bird of Trey, winner of the Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes, as well as Gordy Florida and Synchrony, the second- and third-place finishers in the Smarty Jones. Also in the field is Suddenbreakingnews, runner-up to Discreetness in the Remington Springboard Mile Stakes last year.

The complete field for the Southwest Stakes is as follows:

Southwest Stakes (gr. III)
PP, Horse, Jockey, Trainer
1 Collected, Martin Garcia, Bob Baffert
2 Whitmore, Mike Smith, Ron Moquett
3 American Dubai, W. De La Cruz, Rodney Richards
4 Torrentes, Channing Hill, K. Gorder
5 Bird of Trey, J. Navarro, John Servis
6 Synchrony, Shaun Bridgmohan, Donnie K. Von Hemel
7 Z Royal, Gary Stevens, D. Wayne Lukas
8 Gordy Florida, G. Corbett, K. Smith
9 War Stroll, Chris Landeros, Kenny McPeek
10 Cutacorner, Q. Hamilton, Jack Van Berg
11 Siding Spring, Joe Rocco Jr., Mark Casse
12 Luna de Loco, Ricardo Santana, Jr., Steve Asmussen
13 Suddenbreakingnews, Luis Quinonez, Donnie K. Von Hemel
14 Discreetness, Jon Court, W. Fires

(Note: American Dubai and Torrentes will run as a coupled entry in the wagering, as will Synchrony and Suddenbreakingnews.)

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