"She hadn't run in six months and was going from two (years old) to three," McGaughey said. "They ran in 35 and change going down the backside, and she was hung down inside. She was kind of even from there. We've got something to work with now. "This was the race I was really nervous about because it had been awhile since she had run and she was catching a filly (Cyber Secret) that has been running good over this track," McGaughey said. "We just weren't good enough today, but she will be later on. She's been fine. She got a little hot going back to the gate, but that's to be expected. I'm not entirely shocked. Of course, I'm disappointed that she got beat because she has never been beat before. We'll see how she comes out of this. "We've got a little time, if we point to the Acorn (gr. I, one mile on June 6). The Nassau County is coming up, too (gr. II, seven furlongs on May 10). We might have to change our directions a little bit."
A $20,000 Florida-bred daughter of Cyberspace, Cyber Secret was coming off a 4 1/2-length triumph in the seven-furlong Cicada (gr. III) at Aqueduct on March 22. She won her fourth race in the last five starts since easing in the Astarita (gr. II) on a sloppy track at Belmont on Oct. 13 for owners Irwin Goldfarb and Team Julep Stable and trainer Richard Dutrow.The victory, worth $64,740, was her fifth in eight career starts with total earnings of $244,707."Our filly ran a huge race today, and things went our way," said
Dutrow. "I was hoping for something like this, but I wasn't expecting it." Dutrow's long-range plans include Saratoga's Test (gr. I) for Cyber Secret, who he claimed for $65,000 there last August. "I think a mile might be her limit; we don't really want to experiment any farther than that," Dutrow said.Sent off as the 7-2 second choice, Cyber Secret paid $9, $2.10 and $2.10. Storm Flag Flying returned $2.10 and $2.10. Bonay showed for $2.10. The $2 exacta was worth $15.There was $1,370,849 wagered to show on the Comely, of which $1,306,144 was bet on favored Storm Flag Flying, causing a minus show pool of $236,737.31. There was a minus place pool of 2,626.47. (Chart, Equibase)