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Secret File No Surprise in Churchill Feature

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The Robert B. and Beverly J. Lewis Trust’s Secret File battled with Street Storm and Heavenly Landing down the stretch before overcoming those rivals inside the eighth-pole to take the $63,038 Thursday afternoon feature at Churchill Downs by a widening 1 ¼ lengths.

 

Secret File was well-held in last in the field of five through opening fractions of :24.49 and :49.07 set by Lally Stable’s Heavenly Landing. The 4-year-old daughter of Smart Strike began to move at the leaders at the three-eighths pole, drew even with Street Storm and Heavenly Landing in the stretch and finally wore down her foes with less than a furlong remaining. Trained by Charlie Lopresti and ridden by Jon Court, Secret File covered the 1 1/16 miles over a fast main track at Churchill Downs in 1:45.47.

 

Breaking from the gate as the 2-1 favorite, Secret File retuned mutuels of $6.60, $3.80 and $3. Right Time Racing LLC’s Street Storm, who was eighth in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks in her most recent start, finished second to return $3.40 and $3.20, with Heavenly Landing in third returning $3.20.

 

The victory, which was worth $39,060, was Secret File’s second win of the Spring Meet and increased her bankroll to $98,126 with a record of 3-1-3 from eight lifetime starts. 

 

Racing continues Friday with the return of the Downs After Dark nighttime racing program. Admission gates will open at 4 p.m. EDT and the first of 11 live races will begin at 6 p.m.

 

 

 

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