Cyber Secret Sneaking Up on Stephen Foster Field
Charles Cella’s Cyber Secret, who had his four-race win streak snapped in the Alysheba (GII) on May 3, may resurface next in the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (GI), a “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Classic division.
“There is serious consideration for the Stephen Foster,” trainer Lynn Whiting said of Cyber Secret, who was disqualified from second and placed eighth after finishing six lengths behind Take Charge Indy.
Cyber Secret has blossomed in 2013 with the win streak that included victories in the Razorback Handicap (GIII) and Oaklawn Handicap (GII).
“I always felt he was a good horse,” Whiting said. “He was running against some good horses last year like Secret Circle, but he would start going at the five-eighths pole and dragging the rider after them and didn’t have much left. He is more adaptable now to the benefit of the rider. Maybe he is just a late developer. Some families are like that.”