ARCADIA, Calif. (May 21, 2015)–Rodney Orr’s Raised a Secret took command turning for home and posted an impressive two length win in Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano and trained by Mark Glatt, Raised a Secret was a close third midway around the far turn in a field of seven 3-year-olds and up en route to getting 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.24.
“It was good!” said an animated Bejarano, who notched his second win of the day. “He was quick from the gate but when he gets the lead, he’ll put his ears back and he doesn’t want to go anymore, so I waited as long as I could. At the top of the stretch, I could see the six (eventual runner-up Caminetto) was coming back to us, so I wanted to just take off and put a few lengths between us and the rest of the field.”
A 5-year-old Kentucky-bred horse by Songandaprayer, Raised a Secret improved is overall mark to 21-4-7-6, and with the winner’s share of $46,800, increased his earnings to $341,332.
“He laid a little closer today and he had two horses in front of him dueling pretty hard,” said Glatt. “They went 21 and they shaded 44, so it kinda fell in his lap. I was a little scared when he made the lead because sometimes he’ll pull himself up, but they weren’t coming good enough so he was able to get the win.”
Ridden by Martin Garcia, Caminetto overtook 2-1 favorite Seeking the Sherif approaching the quarter pole but was no match for the winner through the drive. The second choice at 2-1, Caminetto finished a half length in front of Midnight Transfer and paid $3.80 and $2.80.
Midnight Transfer, who was fourth at the top of the lane, held off the on-rushing Airfoil by a half length for third money and paid $3.20 to show.
Fractions on the race were 21.68, 43.92 and 1:08.50.
First post time at Santa Anita on Friday is at 4 p.m. Admission gates will open for simulcast wagering at 11 a.m.