Favoured Secrets Out N (Brian Sears, $2.90) was both patient and punctual Friday night, winning Yonkers Raceway’s $24,000 Filly and Mare Preferred Handicap Pace.
Assigned post position No. 5 among the six-pack, Secrets Out N was away third, watching as Rockn Ruby N (Dan Dube) two-moved around Jonsie Jones (Tyler Buter). After early intervals of :28.1 and :58.3, the people’s choice took up the chase.
She engaged “Ruby” in and out of the 1:27.1 three-quarters, with the latter owning a short advantage into the lane. However, Secrets Out N had her rival lined up, winning by a measured neck in 1:54.1. Jonsie Jones, unable to match strides with those two, angled and settled for third.
Bazooka Terror (George Brennan) and Regil Elektra (Eric Carlson) rounded out the payees, while Apricot Sour (Jason Bartlett) had a learning experience.
For Secrets Out N, a now-six-year-old Down Under daughter of Mach Three owned by Andrew Herzog and trained by Tom Milici, she won her seasonal debut. The exacta paid $9.90, with the triple returning $31.60.