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Secrets Fly, 'Sum Fun' Win Indiana Stakes

Favorites fare well in rich futurity and derby.

August 25, 2013

Indiana Downs on Saturday ran two rich American Quarter Horse stakes and both held true to form with the first two betting favorites completing the exacta.

In the $180,220 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Futurity (R), Cynthia Allen’s Secrets Fly flew home to prevail by a neck as part of the second-favored entry. Piloted by Juan Guerrero for trainer Ron Raper, Secrets Fly stopped the timer at :17.964 for 350 yards. This marked the fifth win in seven starts for the Oklahoma-bred gelding by No Secrets Here, who also won the Old South Futurity at Delta Downs. Bred by Jovetta Meredith, Secrets Fly has banked $127,586 in his 2-year-old season.

Little James Brown, an Ivory James gelding and part of the favored entry for owner/trainer Randy Smith, finished a game second. Allen and Raper also teamed on third-place finisher Fast Prize Man, a son of Fast Prize Dash.

The $73,532 QHRAI Stallion Service Auction Derby (R) went to favored Sum Fun For Magic, who prevailed by a half-length over second favorite Tinys First Pepsi. With Harold Collins up for trainer Thomas Mosley Jr. and owner/breeder Randy Thompson, the Indiana-bred filly by Sum Fun To Bet earned a 103 speed index for a 400-yard dash in :19.938. Sum Fun For Magic, who has now banked $118,602 with three wins in 12 starts, also captured the Blue River Derby (R) for Indiana-breds earlier in the meet.

Robert Ray and Ronald Brown’s Tinys First Pepsi, an Indiana-bred son of Tinys First Corona, took second with Randy Smith’s Success And Luck, by Cartel Success, in third.