|Horse||MY DIRTY SECRET (Shaun McGruddy)|
|RACE||4-CHAFF CITY PINJARRA MAIDEN (1190m)|
|Finished||6 of 10|
Jumped well from b9 and was allowed to find her feet early, drifting back to settle 7th (3-wide/no cover). Held a similar position in the middle stages, before being forced into the 4-wide line to improve on the turn, swinging for home 7th (4-wide). Tested with the whip at the top of the straight and made up good late ground to finish 6th beaten 1-3/4 lengths.
It was great to get My Dirty Secret back to the races after several setbacks saw her out of action for over 11 months, and we were satisfied with her first-up outing, when covering plenty of additional ground from a wide barrier and working home well in the straight to finish less than two lengths from the winner.
We are also impressed with her gate speed and all things considered, we believe she would have gone close to winning given an inside barrier and being able to position up in the first four. She will derive a fair bit of confidence from that outing and she still has room for improvement.
We will assess her after she recovers from this outing but will more than likely head towards the All Aged Maiden (1200m) at Pinjarra on Sunday May 31.