Baltic Secret just holds on from a flying October Morn (Picture: Wayne Marks)
The Justin Snaith-trained three-year-old filly Baltic Secret won the Listed Laisserfaire Stakes over 1000m on Saturday and this added more black type to a prolific black type family.
Baltic Secret was handy from draw six and despite odds of 33/1 reeled in the pacemaker Candy Town and did enough to reach the line 0,30 lengths clear of the flying even money favourite October Morn, who was left a touch too far back after being dropped out from draw five.
Baltic Secret received 2.5kg from October Morn, but off her 93 merit rating was officially 3,5kg under sufferance with her, so her long odds were justified.
Baltic Secret became the first stakes-winning daughter of Best Kept Secret, who is a twice-winning full sister to Gr 1 winners All Is Secret and The Secret Is Out and to Listed winner CanUKeepItSecret.
Best Kept Secret is a daughter of Secret Of Victoria who is in turn a daughter of the celebrated matriarch Mystic Spring, who was Equus Broodmare of the Year for the 2016/2017 season.
The Snaiths have had fine success with this family through three-times Gr 1-winning champion Bela-Bela, as well as with her Gr 2-winning daughter Ciao Bella, and with twice Gr 1-winner Snowdance.
Baltic Secret is a Maine Chance Farms homebred.