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Cyber Secret Hot Horse Again at Oaklawn

Cyber Secret Hot Horse Again at Oaklawn
Photo: Oaklawn Park

Last year, Charles Cella’s Cyber Secret was the hot horse after a 5 1/4-length victory in an allowance, which led to starts in both the Southwest (G3) and Rebel (G2) stakes where he was fifth both times. Flash Forward to 2013 and he is once again the “now” horse heading into Saturday’s $150,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) with two impressive allowance wins over the track this meet. The Razorback will mark his first stakes attempt since the Rebel.

“He’s not complaining about anything at this point,” said trainer Lynn Whiting. “He’s a pretty solid horse. He’s a horse who is in good form and that winning habit gets infectious with a horse sometimes. Hopefully he can take another step forward. He will have to because this is a pretty good cast.”

Cyber Secret, a Broken Vow colt, was originally assigned 113 lbs., six less than highweight Alternation, but Whiting has opted to stick with jockey Robby Albarado rather than look for a rider who can pull the lighter weight.

“My rider only does 117, so we’ll only be getting two pounds,” said Whiting. “We aren’t getting much of an advantage in the weights. I think we don’t put enough weight on horses. The problem is most jockeys can’t do it and when you do get light-weighted, you can’t take advantage of it. But I didn’t change riders because I thought Robby got along very well two races back. We tried to get him to relax and he did that for Robby. The race after that he really fought with Alex (Birzer) . It seems like he was dragging from the three-quarters to the quarter pole and that’s usually a recipe for disaster. It showed a lot that he was able to overcome it. I like that Todd’s horse is outside of us. That should drive the pace up for us, but I’ll leave that to Robby anyway and let him chart the course.”

In other Razorback news, Winchell Thoroughbreds and WinStar Farm’s Brethren worked a half mile in 51 2/5 Thursday in advance of his start. Coming off a fifth in the $100,000 Louisiana Handicap, the 5-year-old Distorted Humor horse picks up the services of Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, who is traveling to Hot Springs from Southern California to also ride Flashy Gray in the Honeybee Stakes (G3).

 

 

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