02/20/2012 7:38PM

Oaklawn: Secret Circle completes Southwest double for Baffert


HOT SPRINGS, Ark. - Trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Rafael Bejarano swept both divisions of the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Monday, after Secret Circle drove to about a three-quarter-length win over Scatman. One race earlier, Castaway took the first division, by 3 3/4 lengths. Both races carried Grade 3 status, and the purse for each was $250,000.

A special daily double covering the two races paid $26. The winning numbers were 11-9.

Secret Circle ($3.20) tracked Scatman through fractions of 23.21 seconds for the opening quarter and 46.81 for the half-mile. The pair continued to race together through six furlongs in 1:11.25, with Secret Circle driving past the leader in the stretch to win the one-mile race in 1:37.80.