LEXINGTON, Ky.— Red Oak Stable’s Forbidden Secret went to the front out of the gate and cruised to a 7-length victory in the featured $110,000 Diamond A Farms Purse Wednesday afternoon for 2-year-olds. (Click here for a video of the race.)
Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., Forbidden Secret covered the 1 1/16 miles on a fast track in 1:45.62.
A Keeneland sales graduate, Forbidden Secret won for the second time in four starts and increased his earnings to $123,458 with Wednesday’s $63,938 check.
Forbidden Secret is a Kentucky-bred son of Outwork out of the After Market mare Market Buzz.
Forbidden Secret returned $9.72, $5.18 and $4.06. Confidence Game, ridden by James Graham, returned $7 and $6.12 and finished a head in front of Traffic Master, who paid $6.60 to show under Gabriel Saez.
Racing continues Thursday with a 10-race program beginning at 1 p.m. ET. Tomorrow is the 15th annual Make-A-Wish Day. Local Thoroughbred farms and organizations team up with Keeneland to grant wishes for children, who with their families are treated to a VIP experience, complete with presenting a trophy after each race, meeting jockeys and experiencing all the excitement of a day at the races. Fans are encouraged to support Make-A-Wish® Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana by placing a donation into the “Wishing Well” near the Keeneland Paddock.
Keeneland will offer a $17,862 Pick 6 carryover.
Keeneland Press Release
Photo: Forbidden Secret (Coady Photography)
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