Rangeview colt swoops for So Secret

So Secret kick-started his second-crop with a superb win by Hobart Jones at Ascot on Saturday.

Rangeview Stud’s homebred colt swept to a fast-finishing victory over Jester Derriere (Patronize) in the Westspeed 2YO Plate (1100m).

Hobart Jones (2c So Secret – Tribulot by Tribu) had won a Belmont trial last month and trainer Vern Brockman was reasonably confident he would keep progressing on raceday.  “He’s a very promising young horse,” Brockman claimed.  “He’s still a bit new – that’s the only thing that worried me.”

Brockman bought him for $50,000 from Rangeview Stud owner Robbie Gray at the 2013 Perth Magic Millions.  “I liked him and Robbie liked him.  Now we like him a whole lot more!”

Gray kept a share in Hobart Jones along with syndicate of Brockman’s clients.  “He wasn’t supposed to show up at the trials,”  the veteran trained admitted.  “But he got away from me.”

So Secret (Danetime) was a Group 3 winner of the 2007 Colonel Reeves Stakes at Ascot before retiring to stud.  He’s a member of Sunspeed’s most influential families through his stakes-winning dam Most Secret (Bletchley Park).

“I trained Most Secret – she was a great mare,” Brockman recalled.  “This colt has a lot of ability and looked really good in the last 400 metres today.”

Hobart Jones is the first winner Tribulot who was bred by Jane Henning of Pedigree Dynamics .  The mare has foaled a pair of So Secret fillies in the last two years.

So Secret stands at Rangeview Stud for a $4,400( inc gst) service fee.

– Karl Patterson