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Secret Spirit Wins Gr3 Bonecrusher Stakes
At Ellerslie in Auckland, Westbury Stud's Gr1 Oakleigh Plate-winning stallion Swiss Ace (Secret Savings-Rapid Serve, by Carson City) added a black-type success when 3YO filly Secret Spirit (Swiss Ace-Spirit of Sandford, by Kilimanjaro) scored by 2.75-lengths for trainers Lance O'Sullivan & Andrew Scott in the $70,000 Gr3 Bonecrusher Stakes (1400m) for 3YOs, over the colts Massa Lu (Makfi-Altesino, More Than Ready) & (Street Sense-River Dreaming, by Galileo). This was the fourth successive stakes victory for Secret Spirit who took her record to 4 wins (including the Listed O'Leary Stakes, Listed Ryder Stakes & Listed Great Northern Foal Stakes) from 7 starts for NZ$135,675 earnings.