The Highgrove bred Stakes winners list continued to increase when 2 yr old filly Discreet blitzed her rivals in the Calaway Gal stakes at Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Trained out of the in-form Kelly Schweida yard, the Show A Heart filly was having only her 2nd race start after being tried earlier in the year and then given a little break. She jumped cleanly from the barriers and found a spot in behind the speed on the fence but, as they turned for home, it was quite obvious that jockey Chris Munce had a lapful of horse and just needed some luck to get out.Discreet then displayed terrific courage for such an inexperienced youngster, shouldering her opposition out of the way and then letting down with a barnstorming finish to completely wallop her rivals. When the judge called a halt, Discreet had posted an ever widening margin of 3.5 lengths on the rest of the field and was being eased down as she crossed the line.

“We have always liked the filly quite a lot,” Kelly explained after the race. “But she was just a little light in her first preparation so we tipped her out and she has come back a much bigger and stronger youngster now.

“I threw blinkers on her to try and sharpen her up in the early stages of the race as I thought the 1000m might prove too short. However once she jumped so smartly and I saw her position up that close I knew what she was capable of doing over the concluding stages and I just hoped we would get a split when we needed it. When she did, she put them to sleep!”

Jockey Chris Munce agreed with his trainer. “She was never going to get beat,” he said after the race. “She was really strong to the line and I am sure as the races get longer she will be even more suited. It would be hard not to be impressed by what she did and I am sure she has a really big future in front of her. Queensland can be very proud they have such a good chance going forward into the Magic Millions. I think she is top class!”

Discreet will have her final lead up run in the $150,000 G3 B.J. McLachlan Stakes on December 31.



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