In case Discreet Cat doesnt return to America to point for the sprint championship, the Dubai royal family could have another able representative. Anyone who witnessed yesterdays Grade 3 Bold Ruler at Belmont Park might make that same assessment.

The four-year-old Songster completely dominated the six-furlong sprint with his speed. Despite being shadowed by last years True North Stakes winner, Anew, for more than half the race, Songster simply slipped into another gear and blew the race open before reaching midstretch.

After being chased through early splits of :21.77 and :44.19, Songster drew off before reaching the wire on his own courage while only being shown the whip by regular rider Edgar Prado. The final time was a worthy 1:08.80 for the open-lengths victory. The improved Dashboard Drummer loomed a brief threat, but never seriously menaced the winner.

Assistant trainer Rick Mettee indicated the colt would run next in either the G2 True North on the Belmont Stakes undercard or the Tom Fool July 4th. The connections covet a Grade 1 victory for the future stud horse. Why not be a little more sporting and try to win that Grade 1 on Breeders Cup day at Monmouth Park?