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Victorian Secret wins the R125 000 Listed Laisserfaire Stakes

No Secret! Victorian Secret is an easy winner of the Laisserfaire Stakes (Equine Edge)

No Secret! Victorian Secret is an easy winner of the Laisserfaire Stakes (Equine Edge)

The talented Captain Al filly Victorian Secret handed a galloping lesson to her ten rivals as she scored an impressive  second career stakes victory when winning the R125 000 Plattner Racing Listed Laisserfaire Stakes run over the Kenilworth 1100m on Saturday.

Jockey Sean Cormack and trainer Justin Snaith have formed a serious combination this season, and they went home with two and four winners respectively, after another great day at the office.

In a terrific display of confident race riding, Sean Cormack took the 4yo to the front and she never hesitated when galloping powerfully all the way to the line.

In a bitter sweet ending to the race for Snaith, it emerged that his decision (against his better judgement it transpires) to run the Trippi fily Agra, left a sour after taste.

Snaith said afterwards of the 3 to 1 favourite, who ran last : “ I think we made a mistake to run Agra. We were aiming her at the Cape Flying and she was in a no win situation here. But don’t discount her or the other fillies this season,” he cautioned.

He indicated that Victorian Secret would also go for the Cape Flying Championship.

Lead In. Victorian Secret is led in by the smart Snaith team (Hamish Niven Photography)

Lead In. Victorian Secret is led in by the smart Snaith team (Hamish Niven Photography)

With no hanging  around in a pace packed affair, Cormack took the fight to the opposition, and Victorian Secret was in a galloping mood as she never looked in danger of being caught.

Victorian Secret ran on strongly to win by 1,25 lengths (no time was published) from a fast finishing Reflective  Image and Valdivia.

Winning jockey Sean Cormack said afterwards:

“I really get on very well with this filly and have won on her previously. She flew out of the gates. When Agra challenged, I was concerned, but she put it all in nicely and showed her heart. She is very useful on her day,’ he said.

The beautifully bred Cheveley Stud product is a daughter of Captain Al, out of the twice winning Joshua Dancer mare, Spring Lilac.

The Cape Premier Yearling Sale Book 1 graduate cost R250 000 and is now a winner of 5 races with 7 places from 14 starts.She took her earnings to R412 975.

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