Secret Circle, the odds-on favorite, remained undefeated in three career starts despite tiring and drifting out in deep stretch while Shumoss, an English invader, put in a good run down the rail. Holdin Bullets finished third.
With Rafael Bejarano up for trainer Bob Baffert, Secret Circle tracked a quick early pace, got to the lead at the top of the lane and just survived late. He ran the 6 furlongs over a drying track rated "good" in 1:10.52. He is a Kentucky-bred son of Eddington out of the Dixieland Band mare Ragtime Hope.
The bay colt won at first asking this summer at Del Mar, then romped by 5 1/4 lengths last month in a minor stakes at Santa Anita.
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