Sweet Revenge For Seven Secrets In Winning Richmond Derby Trial
September 5, 2006K.K. Sangara’s Seven Secrets won an automatic berth in the $250,000 B.C. Derby Sept. 24 with a powerful two-length victory in Sunday’s Richmond Derby Trial at Hastings Racecourse.
Seven Secrets, trained by Harold Barroby ridden by Anderson Ward, covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45 1/5th to capture the $54,918 Richmond Derby Trial with Forceful Intention running second and Luhuk’s Dancer third. A measure of revenge was in Seven Secrets’ favour after losing by a head to He’s Quite a Guy in the BC Cup Stellar’s Jay Aug. 7. He’s Quite a Guy finished fourth Sunday as Seven Secrets rallied from between horses on the final turn, gained the lead at mid-stretch and drew clear driving.
Heavily-favoured Spaghetti Mouse made it 4-for-4 running at 1 1/8 miles with another victory under jockey Dave Wilson in Monday’s $50,000 S.W. Randall Plate. The defending B.C. Derby champion also won this year’s BC Cup Classic and the Lt.-Governors Stakes in July. Owned by Nick and Pauline Felicella and trained by Gary Demorest, Spaghetti Mouse won Monday’s feature wire-to-wire in 1:50.33, beating Shacane by 1 ¾ lengths.
Leif Nordahl’s Excited Miss captured Saturday’s $53,857 Hong Kong Jockey Club stakes for three-year-old fillies for her fourth stakes win of the Hastings season. Excited Miss is trained by Barb Heads and ridden by leading jockey Pedro Alvarado.
The holiday Monday mutuels was a strong $418,000 on site and $1.29 million all sources.