Cyber Secret Provides Answer in Cicada Sprint
Updated: Saturday, March 22, 2003 6:54 PM
Posted: Saturday, March 22, 2003 6:38 PM
(from track report)
Photo: AP/NYRA Adam Coglianese
Cyber Secrets cruises to victory in the Cicada Saturday at Aqueduct.
Cyber Secret and Shaun Bridgmohan took the lead into the home stretch and drew off to win the $108,300 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) by 4½ lengths on a Saturday at Aqueduct.
Cyber Secret won the seven-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies in 1:22 3/5. The ownership syndicate of Sanford Goldfarb and Team Julep Stable earned $64,980 for the victory.
Cyber Secret, a bay 3-year-old Florida-bred filly by Cyberspace, increased her career record to 4-1-0 from seven starts with earnings of $179,967. In her previous two races, Cyber Secret won the Busanda Stakes at 1 mile, 70 yards on Jan. 26 and finished a weakened fourth in the Busher Stakes at 1 1/16 mile on March 1.
"We've always thought she'd be better sprinting, but we were forced into running her in two-turn races over the inner track, which didn't work out so bad," trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. said. "I didn't like the idea of running her back so quickly, but this was a field she could beat and things just went our way. Shaun (Bridgmohan) said once he drew alongside the other filly, she just took off. Her game is at seven furlongs or a mile."
Leniently broke quickly from post position No. 5 and established the pace -- :22 and :44 4/5 -- along the backstretch. Bridgmohan kept Cyber Secret just off the pace and asked her to run with three furlongs left. She took the lead into the stretch and pulled away.
"She broke real well and the leader kind of outran her a little bit early," Bridgmohan said. "She was sitting in a very comfortable spot and the other filly started to back up around the turn. I asked her at the top of the stretch and she took off. When she switched leads she gave it all to me. She really ran big."
Roar Emotion, the 4-5 favorite under Richard Migliore, could not make up any ground in the stretch and finished second.
Said Carlos Martin, the trainer of Roar Emotion: "There will be some people who are disappointed, but I'm not. She's just getting back into action. She was under a drive for three-eighths of a mile and the winner seemed like she had a rocket propeller on today."
Added Migliore: "I thought it was a very good race for her. She ran hard and the track is playing towards horses that have a little more speed. All in all, coming off the layoff and breaking from an inside post at seven-eighths, I thought it was a very good effort."
Boxer Girl, under Oliver Castillo, was third.
Dutrow Jr. said that he would consider the $200,000 Nassau County Breeders' Cup (Gr. 2) at 7 furlongs on May 10 at Belmont.
The 9-2 third choice, Cyber Secret paid $11, $3.70 and $2.40. Roar Emotion returned $2.70 and $2.20. Boxer Girl's show price was $2.40.
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