Favourite Secrets Out N (Brian Sears, $5.40) was the only leaver and the only mover for three-quarters of the mile Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $32,000 Filly and Mare Open Handicap Pace.
Pointed from assigned post position No. 5, Secrets Out N easily worked around pylon-assigned Caribbean Rose N before a :28.3 opening quarter-mile. None one felt the need to challenge this miss, who was making her first purse try in nearly two months.
Secrets Out N then made them pay (:58.4 intermission, 1:26.4 three-quarters), with nary a peep from a pursuer until rank outsider Jaded Dream (Eric Carlson) moved from fourth. She never came near the leader, who opened a couple of lengths in and out of the final turn.
An unasked Secrets Out N beat Caribbean Rose N by three-quarters of a length in 1:54.2, with For The Ladies N (Jordan Stratton), Jaded Dream and Gallie Bythe Beach (Matt Kakaley) settling for the remainder.
For Secrets Out N, a six-year-old Down Under daughter of Mach Three owned by Andrew Herzog and trained by Tom Milici, the win was her second in a pair of seasonal starts. The exacta paid $41.80, with the all-Kiwi triple returning $160.50.
(Standardbred Canada with files from Yonkers Raceway)