One of Australia’s leading Syndicators, BlueBlood Thoroughbreds wins a Group 1 with Classy mare Secret Agenda to sent her residual value through the roof when she demolished her rivals with a dashing win in today’s $1 million Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville.
Hustled to the front from a wide gate early by champion jockey Damien Oliver, Secret Agenda dashed away in the straight for a soft length and three quarter victory.
Bonny local mare Viddora, second in January’s Magic Millions Sprint on the Gold Coast, flew late to snatch second in another tremendous run by the Adelaide Sale $40,000 graduate.
Today however was Secret Agenda’s day. A deserved Group One success for one of the country’s most talented sprinting mares.
The classy performer was sent out at $15 from her wide draw despite a strong length and a quarter win in the Group Two Sapphire Stakes at Randwick at her previous outing.
“That’s what good jockeys do,” winning trainer Mick Price told reporters after the race.
“We wanted a good barrier and a soft track. All of our pre-race discussion wasn’t at all like how it panned out.”
“We were thinking about going back but Damien showed the initiative when she jumped brilliantly and that’s what the best do.”
The Caulfield based horseman said Secret Agenda would be back to chase another million dollar race in South Australia, the Group One The Goodwood where her likely rivals will include fellow Magic Millions graduate and defending champion Black Heart Bart.
Thanks to the win Secret Agenda sent her earnings soaring past $1.25 million – a wonderful result considering her purchase price of $120,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.The daughter of Not a Single Doubt was presented at the Gold Coast by Arrowfield Stud and she caught the eye of the team from BlueBlood Thoroughbreds headed by director Carol Walsh. The filly was sent to Mick Price – the rest they say is history.