A ‘Secret’ Upset

Trade Fair sprinter Trade Secret gained an upset win in the Robert Palmer Memorial Handicap (six furlongs) at Newmarket in England on Saturday (August 4).
Trade Secret started at 25/1 and scored by a neck in 1.12.62 on slow going for owner-trainer Mel Brittain and jockey Pat Cosgrove.
The 7/4 favourite, Cape Classic, ridden by Frankie Dettori, finished 13th in the 18-horse field.
Trade Secret, bred by Whitsbury Manor Stud, is from the Distant Relative mare, Kastaway, who won four times as a two-year-old in England at five furlongs.
Kastaway is a half-sister to Prospering, the dam of Polly Perkins, winner of the Listed Dragon Stakes and National Stakes in England.
This is also the family of Jimmy Barnie, the 1990 champion German two-year-old and winner of the Group 2 Moet et Chandon Rennen at Baden-Baden.
Trade Secret now has three wins and six placings in 23 starts.
His win followed the success of Ghost Trader (Trade Fair-Silentium and bred by Wendy Liddelow and Des de Largie) in the Toodyay Picnic Race Day Oct 7 Handicap (1400m) at Northam.
Ghost Trader led to score by 3/4-length in 1.26.18 for trainer Jayne Busslinger and jockey Ellie Cockram and now has two wins from six starts.
Silentium, by Fimiston, won the Eastern Temple Classic Handicap and is a daughter of Old Tricks, second in the Listed Aquanita Stakes and Pinjarra Oaks Trial and third in the Listed Burgess Queen Stakes.