07/02/2011 4:45PM

Parx Racing: Trade Secret takes advantage of duel in Peppy Addy Stakes

Alyssa Spakowski/Equi-Photo
Trade Secret outfinishes Bibblesman to win the Peppy Addy Stakes at Parx Racing.

Trade Secret wore down 4-5 favorite Bibblesman on Saturday to win the Peppy Addy Stakes at Parx Racing.

The Peppy Addy and the co-featured Caught in the Rain for fillies were seven-furlong stakes for Pennsylvania breds.

The $72,750 Peppy Addy scratched down to only four runners, with the defection of Harbor Kid.

The race unfolded with Bibblesman on the inside and Der Meister, winner of the Pennsylvania Nursery here last November, hooking up early. Those two continued their duel until Trade Secret, who had been stalking the leaders, made his move midway on the turn. Der Meister dropped back turning for home, leaving a tiring Bibblesman and Trade Secret to decide the outcome.

Trade Secret and jockey Stewart Elliott edged ahead in midstretch, prevailing by 1 1/2 lengths over Bibblesman. Der Meister was third, and Flybird was the distant trailer.

The 7-5 second choice in the compact field, Trade Secret got his third win in seven starts. He completed the seven furlongs in 1:23.56 and paid $4.80

Trained by Tony Dutrow, Trade Secret is on an improving pattern. He was sixth against open company in his season debut, before showing a better finishing kick to get second in the statebred Danzig Stakes at Penn National.

In the $75,000 Caught in the Rain, Ann’s Smart Dancer, the least experienced filly in the six-horse field, got the win with a very professional effort.

Oh So Bella, the 13-10 second choice, and Argentine Dancer vied for the early lead, with Ann’s Smart Dancer laying right off the pace in third after breaking very sharply. She settled well, racing wide off the rail.

Ann’s Smart Dancer, with Frankie Pennington aboard, swung into contention with a three-wide burst on the turn and took the lead turning for home. She finished 2 3/4 lengths in front of Lenape Rim, who rallied on the far outside. Prize Winner was third.

The 11-10 favorite, Ann’s Smart Dancer improved to 3 for 4 for trainer Butch Reid. The time was 1:23.95. She paid $4.20.

Ann’s Smart Dancer debuted with a 5 1/4-length win against statebreds in April. She showed her quality by stepping up to beat first-level open allowance company in her second start.

Then it was on to a stakes, finishing second in a statebred contest at Penn National.

Oh So Bella, also trained by Reid, was fourth, followed by Argentine Dispute and Ventaja.