05/08/2009 11:00PM

Secretintelligence, Marie Soleil score in Philly


Secretintelligence and Marie Soleil, a pair of 6-1 shots, captured the first two stakes of the season at Philadelphia Park on Saturday.

Secretintelligence ($14.40) prevailed by a neck over Movin' Out in the Lyman Handicap, while Marie Soleil beat defending champion Jet Away Jane by 1 3/4 lengths in the Foxy J.G. Stakes. The stakes for Pennsylvania-breds were each worth $75,000.

Speed is the name of the game for Secretintelligence, and the 6-year-old gelding used that weapon effectively. He set a pressured pace through an opening half-mile in 43.57 seconds, keeping enough in reserve to hold off Movin' Out when that rival loomed boldly in the lane.

Justin Shepherd was aboard for trainer Tim Ritchey as Secretintelligence ran the seven furlongs on the fast track in 1:22.07.

Whistle Pig, last year's winner, was third, followed by Joey Carson, Disco T, Wincat, Delaware River, and Night Stand.

In the Foxy J. G. Stakes, Marie Soleil ($14.80), currently in career-best form for trainer Scott Lake, took charge turning for home.

The 4-year-old romped in a second-level allowance race before stepping up here to earn her first stakes victory.

The time was 1:10.11 for six furlongs on the fast track with regular rider Abel Mariano aboard.

Jet Away Jane, fifth in the six-horse field in the early stages, angled to the outside turning for home and rallied solidly for the place spot.

Miss Blue Tye Dye was third, followed by Speechifying, Bank'n on Gold, and Hailie's Girl.