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November 4, 2013

It was a case of third time lucky in the Wellesley Stakes for Keith and Brendon Hawtin yesterday when they produced Cryptic (NZ) Sakhee’s Secret) to win the Moemoea Park-sponsored Listed feature at Trentham.
Luck was also on jockey Darryl Bradley’s side when he answered a late call from the Te Awamutu trainers after original rider Buddy Lammas was unable to make the filly’s carded weight of 54.5kg.
“We finished second with Elle Tresor (2009) and with Lady Chapel (2010) so it’s great to get this one,” Brendon Hawtin said.
“We were fairly confident, with the heavy track the only question mark – although her mother was a swimmer and her work all week had been super. She hit the line strongly and black type is what we all
strive for.”
Bred and raced by The Oaks Stud, the daughter of the Cambridge farm’s resident stallion Sakhee’s Secret had finished third on debut behind Vinnie Eagle at Ruakaka and her stakes success hasn’t changed future plans. “Win, lose or draw she was going out for a break,” Hawtin
said. “She’ll come back and we’ll set her for the Matamata Breeders’ Stakes.”
Cryptic came off the leaders’ backs 200 metres from home to beat Jackofall (NZ) (Mastercraftsman) by threequarters of a length with Don’t Change (NZ) (Thewayyouare) third, another 1¾ lengths away. There was a gap of almost seven lengths to fourth-placed favourite Way In (NZ) (Thewayyouare), who had her chance. “That was a lovely pick-up ride,” Bradley said. “She was a bit hesitant to go between them so I had to angle quite sharply across their heels and once she balanced up she got home strongly.”
Some ten minutes after Cryptic’s win, Wellesley defector Hurunui (NZ) (Buffalo Man), who had stayed closer to home to take on Riccarton’s lesser line-up, kept his perfect record intact. The Mandy and Matt Brown-trained youngster had won on debut a month ago and he turned yesterday’s NZB Ready to Run Sale Two-Year-Old into a procession in the straight with a drubbing of a field of maidens. The debuting Second Time Lucky (NZ) (Any Suggestion), beaten 2½ lengths, got
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