Sakhee’s Secret sires a goer at Goodwood

The Oaks Stud shuttler Sakhee’s Secret sired his first winner when eye-catching grey colt Tommy’s Secret saluted at Goodwood on Friday.

Tommy’s Secret (2c Sakhee’s Secret – La Gessa by Largesse) chased the leaders in the Goodwood Auction Stakes (1000m) and then skipped clear under Richard Hughes to score by next to three lengths at the Sussex track.

“He’s a tough individual and has just progressed since his first run at Chester,” trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam said.  “He’s done the job in a good time.  We’ll take him home, turn him out and have a little breather.  He’s going to be a fun horse.”

Sakhee’s Secret shuttles from Whitsbury Manor Stud to The Oaks Stud in Cambridge, NZ.  A member of the Riverman sireline, he was ranked Europe’s 2007 Champion Sprinter and was the Champion Colt on the 2007 World Turf Sprint Rankings.

His emphatic win in the Newmarket July Cup as a three year old earned Sakhee’s Secret a Timeform Rating of 128 placing him above Miss Andretti (127) and Takeover Target (126).

His is an all-speed family which includes Stravinsky – another July Cup winning 3YO & Champion sprinter, now well established as a top international sire.

Sakhee’s Secret covered 18 stakes-performing mares during his first season at Whitsbury Manor Stud in Hampshire.  His progeny were in high demand at last year’s yearling sales making as much as 95,000gns.  He stands for a $12,000 fee in New Zealand and his first Kiwi bred yearlings will be offered for sale at the 2013 Karaka Sale.