Grahame Begg trained Secret Admirer has stormed home out wide to win today’s feature race ‘Epsom Handicap’ at Randwick racecourse ahead of race favourite Pinker Pinker in second and Red Tracer in third to give mares the trifecta in what has been a male dominated race.
Secret Admirer landed her second Group One win over the famous Randwick “mile” when she stormed home from near the rear for a sensational victory in the Epsom Handicap on Saturday.
Ridden by Brenton Avdulla, who was also aboard when Secret Admirer won the Group One Flight Stakes at the corresponding meeting last year, the Grahame Begg-trained four-year-old sprinted hard over the last 200m to win the $500,000 1600m feature by 1-3/4 lengths.
Victorian mare Pinker Pinker was second with Red Tracer a half-length away third.
Secret Admirer became the first mare to win the time-honoured Epsom since La Neige in 1976, leaving her trainer ecstatic.
“Outstanding, we’re really rapt,” Begg said.
“We just had her right on the day.
“Today was the grand final in Sydney, now we’ll go to Melbourne.
“That was just outstanding.”