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Secret Circle scores in Dubai Golden Shaheen

Michael E. Pegram , Karl Watson, Paul Weitman’s  Secret Circle,  who beat the world’s  best sprinters in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), did it again in the $2,000,000 Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)  at Meydan on Saturday.  Taking command after turning for home, he held off a determined stretch challenge from New Zealand’s Super Jockey and was best at the wire by a neck.  It’s the fourth graded stakes win for the 6-year-old colt by Eddington, trained by Bob Baffert, now 16-8-6-1 with $3,670,790 in earnings. He was sold for $165,000 by Flying Fish, Agent, at the 2011 OBS March Sale.  watch his under tack video

Four OBS graduates have accounted for five victories in the Golden Shaheen. Carolyn Chapman & Theresa MacArthur’s Caller One (March ’99) won back to back renewals in 2001 and 2002. In 2005, it was Evelyn Pollard’s Saratoga County (February ’03) and Saud Al Kabeer’s two time OBS graduate Big City Man (January ’06, August ’06) scored in 2009.

Phaedrus Flights LLC’s Celestine jumped straight from a March 1st maiden win into stakes company in Sunday’s $75,000 Sanibel Island Handicap at Gulfstream, took the lead at the break, shook off a challenge halfway home and drew away with ease to a 3-1/4 length victory.  Fellow OBS graduate Miss Margaret (June ’14, August ’13) checked in third. Consigned by Gayle Woods on behalf of Phaedrus Flights to the 2014 OBS June Sale, the 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy turned in the Under Tack Show’s fastest three eighths, stopping the timer in :32 2/5. Trained by Bill Kaplan, she’s now 5-2-1-0 and has earned $81,075 to date.  watch her under tack video

Keith Plaisance’s Pacific Pink picked up her first stakes win in the $75,000 Crescent City Oaks on Saturday at Fair Grounds, overcoming a wide trip around both turns before getting up in the final strides and scoring by a head. The 3-year-old Private Vow filly, trained by Edward Johnston, is now 5-3-0-2 and has earned $105,600. Consigned by Robert Brewer to the 2014 OBS April Sale, she was sold to Nick Hines, Agent, for $90,000 after turning in an eighth in :10 1/5 at the Under Tack Show. watch her under tack video