06/20/2002 11:00PM

Barroby's twin threats

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Trainer Harold Barroby has two excellent chances of winning Sunday's feature race at Hastings Park. Eternal Secrecy looks like the one they will all be chasing in the $50,000 optional claimer and his stablemate, Paladdie, figures to make a bid in the late stages of the 1 1/16-mile race.

Eternal Secrecy, claimed by Barroby on behalf of K K Sangara on May 12, will probably be favored. He scored an impressive 7 1/2-length victory over J V Bennett in a $25,000 claiming race going 1 1/16 miles May 29 and has worked sensationally since. His five-furlong works on June 6 in 59.60 seconds and June 14, 59.20, were both easily the best of the day. The 91 Beyer Figure Eternal Secrecy earned in his last race is a career best and is also higher than any of the seven other horses in the field. There doesn't appear to be much other speed and if Eternal Secrecy is left alone up front he will be very tough to beat.

Paladdie won't mind if another horse puts pressure on Eternal Secrecy. In his only start at 8 1/2 furlongs he made a powerful late move to win the Richmond Derby Trial last September. His only other three-turn race was in the B.C. Derby, where he was soundly beaten by Fancy As. He comes into this race off three mediocre sprints but in his last one he closed with good speed to finish a close fifth. He came back with a solid half-mile interim work June 16 and looks primed for a strong effort. Paladdie and Eternal Secrecy will go uncoupled in the wagering.

Continental Success, Superfly T N T, and Jazzy Yacht are all capable of putting pressure on Eternal Secrecy early but their best races have been when they attacked from a stalking position.

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