Oaks Profile of Will's Secret

Horse Racing Radar
Valerie Mellema
Valerie Mellema is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Monday, March 8, 2021

WILL'S SECRET busted onto the Road to the Kentucky Oaks with a win in the Martha Washington Stakes on January 30, 2021. This was her first stakes start after breaking her maiden on December 20thon the turf at Fair Grounds and after two third-place finishes on the dirt in maiden special weights at Churchill Downs. 

The Martha Washington is a one-mile contest on the dirt. She sat back and allowed SYLVIA Q and LADY LILLY to set the pace while waiting patiently through the run up the backstretch. On the final turn, she went three and four wide and pulled ahead for home drawing clear in the final sixteenth. 

In the Honeybee, she broke with the field and ran with the pace in the two path with TABOR HALL. She led by a head at the half and continued to hold the lead to the wire, finishing three-quarters of a length ahead of PAULINE'S PEARL. Her win the Honeybee, catapulted her ahead of CLAIRIERE in the Road to the Kentucky Oaks standings by 6 points. 

WILL'S SECRET is trained by Dallas Stewart. She is bred and owned by Willis Horton Racing LLC. She is a dark bay filly by WILL TAKE CHARGE out of GIRLS SECRET by GIANT'S CAUSEWAY. She has six starts with three firsts and two thirds. Her lifetime earnings are $343,300. 

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