In Secret used last-second heroics to pull off a 21-1 upset in the $34,000 Preferred Handicap.
Chris Christoforou had the gelding sitting sixth for the first three-quarters of the contest while race favourite Fearless Man was allowed to free wheel on the lead through fractions of :26.4, :55.4 and 1:25.2. In Secret, who was a third-over sixth heading into the final quarter of the contest, charged off cover late and uncorked a closing panel of :27.3 to prevail by a neck over Fearless Man in 1:54.1. Zeus Lightning was a bang-up third.
Per Henriksen trains the four-year-old son of Deweycheatumnhowe-Secret Magic for Andrea Lea Racingstables Inc of Lakefield Gore, QC and Asa Farm of Norwood, ON. It was the second win of the season – and the seventh to date – for the career winner of $118,710.