In Secret captures Yonkers Sunday Open Trot
August 20, 2017
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In Secret (George Brennan, $27) earned it Sunday afternoon, winning Yonkers Raceway's $50,000 Open Handicap Trot. With a seven-horse field (after a scratch), the weekly trotting feature went at the flat mile.
From post position No. 6 (in one notch with said defection), In Secret---and half the field—was pointed forward. In Secret's job was made that much more difficult when Rubber Duck (Joe Bongiorno) broke directly inside of him.
That forced In Secret very wide, eventually taking over from Buen Camino (Jordan Stratton) after a :28.1 opening quarter-mile. Once In Secret made the lead, he rebuffed even-money choice Homicide Hunter (Brent Holland).
Even though they weren't going much in the middle half (:57.1, 1:25.4), Homicide Hunter was in trouble.
In Secret opened a couple of lengths in and out of the final turn and Buen Camino couldn't do anything with him. The former whipped the latter by a length in 1:55. Homicide Hunter was an out-the-mile third—ending his marque trot ‘run' at three—with Dewycolorintheline (Jeff Gregory) and Taco Tuesday (Jim Marohn Jr.) settling for the remainder.
For fifth choice In Secret, a 5-year-old Dewycheatumnhowe gelding co-owned (as Burke Racing) by (trainer) Ron Burke, J&T Silva Stables, Larry Karr and Weaver Bruscemi, it was his sixth win in 17 seasonal starts. (Yonkers)