Very Special Someone

The five-year-old A.P. Indy mare Secret Someone made a first start a winning one for the Stidham stable when running away with the Lady Canterbury Stakes at Canterbury Park Sunday.

Under a fine ride by jockey Alex Canchari, Secret Someone made a bold bid down the home stretch before kicking clear to win by two lengths. Owned by Mt. Brilliant Farm, Secret Someone was also picking up her first slice of black-type. But the process wasn’t entirely plain sailing. Secret Someone had jinxed down the stretch, momentarily hampering the runner-up. While an objection was made, the stewards decided that the interference was negligible.

“I apologize for making the owners sweat,” Canchari said of the inquiry. “She was much the best today.”

Stidham enjoyed a winner at Arlington on Sunday, too, when Tiger Paw finally shrugged the monkey off his back for owners Twin Creeks racing Stables. Always there or thereabouts, Tiger Paw got his head in front Sunday under a positive ride by jockey Mitchell Murrill. And there should be more to come with the three-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy.

Here’s a look at the week’s entries:


Churchill Downs
Go Ghetto – Race 3, Maiden Special Weight


Heart Stopper – Race 7, Claiming

Churchill Downs
Cannes – Race 9, Maiden Claiming


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