During his 2-year-old season, Secret Circle proved that he could run very fast. Now the question to be answered is whether the 3-year-old is versatile enough and can stretch his speed and be effective at distances like the mile and a quarter of the Kentucky Derby. The son of Eddington, who was a capable two-turn stakes horse during his career, absorbed his first defeat in the Sham Stakes on January when he lost the lead in the stretch. He got back to the winner's circle with a strong performance in a division of the Southwest Stakes on February 20. The colt was purchased for $165,000 at the 2010 Ocala Breeders' Sales Company March sale and completed his 2-year-old season with a victory in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint that moved him toward the top of his class.
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