Monday’s second division of the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes has drawn a competitive field of ten and morning line favorite Secret Circle looms the even money target.
#9 Secret Circle (1-1) has earned strong numbers in
each of his four starts. He rattled off three straight sprints to begin
his promising career including a game victory in the BC Juvenile Sprint.
He did all of the pace dirty work in the one mile G3 Sham Stakes at
Santa Anita Jan 7 and was tagged by highly regarded colt Out of Bounds.
Trainer Bob Baffert gives him another route opportunity and he is
training well for this. He looms an obvious prominent throughout player
but might be best sprinting and won’t offer any value.