Despite getting away next-to-last in Tuesday’s $11,000 Preferred 2 Trot at Georgian Downs, In Secret staged a late rush and took home all the marbles in the featured affair.
With Bob McClure at the lines, In Secret got away seventh, but advanced to be fifth as the field slipped past the half in :57. McClure had his charge tracking cover while racing third on the outside at the three-quarter pole in 1:26.1, and when he cut the gelding loose in the lane the trotter stepped home in :29.4 to win by 1-1/2 lengths over Missys Ga Ga in 1:56.1. Third prize was earned by Delcrest Massy.
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, Ont. It was the 11th lifetime score for the career winner of $155,870.
Summit City Nate took a similar approach to winning the $7,500 Preferred 3 for trotters. Alfie Carroll was in no hurry in the early stages of the mile with the gelding, who chipped away throughout the mile before kicking home in :29.1 to post the win by 2-3/4 lengths over Severus Hanover in 1:57.3. The show dough went to Sim Brown.
Sent off as the 7-5 favourite, the Victor Puddy pupil won for just the second time this season in 23 tries for partners Keith Cassell, Dr. John Tobin and Limco Inc. The 11-time winner has banked more than $115,000 to date.
To view results for Tuesday's card of harness racing, click the following link: Tuesday Results – Georgian Downs.