SECRET MESSAGE (3yo, f, Hat Trick (JPN)) scored her first Graded Stakes win in the G3 Pucker Up in the finale on Arlington Million Day.
Scouted by BSW Bloodstock out of Turfway Park in early 2018, this win marks her first Stakes/Graded Stakes win for the partnership of Madaket Stables, ERJ Racing, Elayne Stable and Bouchey Thoroughbred Ventures. Given an expert ride from Irad Ortiz, Jr. Secret Message saved ground the first turn and kicked into gear by the 3/8th’s pole swinging 7-wide into the stretch to win going away.
Trainer Graham Motion reports that the filly has come out of her race in good shape and if she continue’s to train forwardly, will point to the G2 Sands Point at Belmont on September 15 and the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Keeneland on October 13.
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