Juveniles, Sophomores Dominate at Indiana

Indiana Downs hosts Saturday stakes.

Q-Racing Journal
October 10, 2013

Cynthia Allen’s Secrets Fly goes for his fourth-straight win in the Governors Stakes for 2-year-olds and Habits Secret chases his third-straight win in the QHRAI Derby among four stakes races at Indiana Downs on Saturday.

Indiana-breds race in the Miss Roxie Little Futurity and the Sterlie Bertram Memorial for 3-year-olds.

Secrets Fly (No Secrets Here-Once Upon A Fly by Strawfly Special) has won six of eight starts and could gain his third stakes win in the Governors Stakes. He won the $74,251 Old South Futurity back in May and the $180,220 Indiana Stallion Futurity (R) two starts ago. The Ron Raper-trained gelding won the second of two trials to the Governors Stakes by a half length, with the top qualifying time of :17.581 for 350 yards.

Rose Bode’s Foose On Fire (Foose-Prairie Fire by Mr Jess Perry) squeezed out a nose win in his trial, with the second-fastest time of :17.612. The Randy Smith-trained gelding has won his latest two starts and has three wins from six starts. He was fourth in the $101,960 Heartland Futurity at Indiana Downs.

The Ricardo Martinez-owned and -trained Habits Secret (No Secrets Here-Habitual Dreamer by Apollo (TB)) won last year’s Governors Stakes by a length as the even-money choice and is now back in the QHRAI Derby. Early this year, he won the $208,090 South Florida Derby and earned his way into the QHRAI Derby when he took the second of two trials by three quarters of a length as the 4-5 choice with the fastest time of :19.692.

Oscar Corral’s Tricky Outlaw (Jesse James Jr-Tricky Dash by Tricky Cash) was second with the second-fastest time after winning three straight races at Indiana Downs.

In the Miss Roxie Little Futurity, Ronald Brown and Robert Ray’s Pistolpacking Pepsi (Jesse James Jr-Wave Of Pepsi by Bill Cole) is the fastest qualifier, with a :17.993 time for 350 yards. He won his maiden two starts ago in his sixth out and then came back for trainer Ronald Brown to take the fourth of four trials by three quarters of a length.

In the Sterlie Bertram Memorial, Randy Thompson’s homebred Sum Fun For Magic (Sum Fun To Bet-Air Born Magic by Born Runner) has won three of his past four starts, including the $126,100 Blue River Derby (R) and the $73,532 Indiana Stallion Derby (R).