|Horse||MY DIRTY SECRET|
|RACE||COLIN WEBSTER MAIDEN (1300m)|
|Finished||8 of 12|
Only fairly away from b2, but was quickly into gear, improving to share the lead early before easing to settle 3rd (rail) behind the leader. Over-raced when holding a similar position when the pace slowed in the middle stages, and rider was angling for the cutaway rail when 4th (rail) swinging for home. Competed well and was in contention before fading from the 200m to finish 8th beaten 3-1/2 lengths.
My Dirty Secret was well positioned throughout by Shaun Meeres but did tend to over-race with the blinkers on, but that was probably due to the slow pace the winner set during the middle section. Either way, she unfortunately wasted energy early and that left her vulnerable in the straight.
My Dirty Secret competed fairly well but may also not have been entirely effective over the 1300 metres. Next time in we may lean towards restricting her racing to 1100 metres and below. She has done a good job this preparation, coming back from several setbacks and she can now head to the paddock for a minimum six-week spell.