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Secret Spirit Wins Listed Ryder Stakes
At Otaki in New Zealand, Westbury Stud's Gr1 Oakleigh Plate-winning stallion Swiss Ace (Secret Savings-Rapid Serve, by Carson City) added a black-type success when 2YO filly Secret Spirit (Swiss Ace-Spirit of Sandford, by Kilimanjaro) scored by 1-length for trainers Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott in the NZ$50,000 Listed Ryder Stakes (1200m) for 2YOs, over 2YO colt Stradivarius (Stravinsky-Kapsjoy, by Kaapstad) & 2YO gelding The Dom (Swiss Ace-Joiya, by Stravinsky). This was the second consecutive stakes victory for Secret Spirit who took her record to 2 wins (including the Listed Great Northern Foal Stakes) from 5 starts for NZ$62,425 earnings.