BROTHERLY Secret led all the way to win Monday’s $20,000 AgQuip Field Days Cup (1300m) and set up a tilt at next month’s $40,000 Moree Cup (1400m).
The gelding was having his fourth run for trainer Shane Edmonds bought Brotherly Secret for himself, his 19-year-old son KC and Inverell owner Paul Ehsman.
Louise Day rode the eight-year-old chestnut gelding, a son of Barely a Moment, and she rated Brotherly Secret perfectly.
She ran them into the ground, Shane said, after beating Desert Marshal and Free Billy into the minor placings.
“He’s a bit of an old bugger,” Day said.
“A bit of a thinker. Heard them coming in the straight and just hung on.”
Shane said Day had ridden the perfect race.
“She got him to the front and had a couple of easy sectionals around the back. When he hit that wet spot around the back he changed stride though. He hates the wet. But he got going again and she let him rip,” he said.
KC, who lives at Gunnedah and missed Sunday’s Group 4 loss to North Tamworth, was on hand to watch the race.
“It’s the first time I’ve seen him run,” KC said.
“He’s my first horse.”
Shane said Brotherly Secret will head to the September 2 Moree Cup but will start that preparation on the road.
“He’s coming with us tomorrow,” Shane said as he prepares to return to Queensland with last start winners Mishani Sleuth and Girl In A Million.
“They’re both in at the Sunshine Coast on Saturday but we might wait with Mishani Sleuth for a fortnight.”
He’s hoping to make the Kosciuszko with Mishani Slueth and believes his winning time at the Gold Coast, with a big weight, might thrust him into the picture.
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