09/11/2010 6:09PM

Secret Gypsy gets through for Endine win


Secret Gypsy escaped a tight spot and survived a claim of foul to earn a third straight stakes win on Saturday in the Grade 3, $150,700 Endine Stakes for fillies and mares at Delaware Park.

It was another amazing chapter for the 5-year-old who has returned from multiple surgeries in the best form of her career.

Breaking from the rail, jockey Jamie Theriot saved all possible ground with Secret Gypsy. Unfortunately, that trip put the mare in a tight box. Secret Gypsy was ready to ready to run on the final turn with nowhere to go, checking in tight quarters as the field turned for home.

A hole opened at the top of the lane and Secret Gypsy eagerly shot through on the rail. She opened a clear lead and held off a late charge from Ivory Empress, the longest price in the field at 32-1, to win by one length.

Dana Whitney, rider of fourth-place finisher Our Khrysty, lodged an objection against the winner claiming interference on the turn. The stewards disallowed the claim following a video review.

Once the race was posted as official, Secret Gypsy had another stakes win to extend to the string that started with the Saylorville at Prairie Meadows and continued with the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap at Saratoga.

Trained by Ronny Werner, Secret Gypsy paid $2.80 to win. The time was 1:10.23 for the six furlongs.

Mindy Sue was third followed by Our Khrysty, Hour Glass, Like Lesson, and All Giving.

The card also featured a pair of $75,000 stakes restricted to horses who had run at Delaware Park in 2010.

Edgewater, the 6-5 favorite, shaded Alma d'Oro , the 19-10 second choice, in the DTHA Governors Day Stakes in a very formful finish.

Those two had clashed in the R.R.M. Carpenter Memorial here on July 17 where Edgewater got second with Alma d'Oro third.

Anna Napravnik was aboard for trainer Rodney Jenkins on Saturday as Edgewater, a 4-year-old gelding, ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.12, paying $4.40.

In the George Rosenberger Memorial for fillies and mares on the turf, Domestic Bliss led all the way to pull off a 27-1 upset with Jose Caraballo aboard for trainer Kate Demasi.

The time was 1:41.51 for the 1 1/16 miles as Domestic Bliss ($57.40) beat Aquitaine by 1 1/4 lengths with Bambera, the 7-5 favorite, third.