Saratoga Springs, NY — Seventh Secret recorded his third Open Pace victory of the season at Saratoga Casino Hotel on Saturday night (Nov. 18), when he scored a coast-to-coast 1:53.1 win as the 8-5 favorite.
Driver Jimmy Devaux blasted the 12-year-old Allamerican Native gelding off the car early, and the pair sizzled through a :27 first quarter before coasting through middle fractions of :56.3 and 1:25 without facing a challenge. Seventh Secret drew off in the stretch to decisively beat pocket rival Uncle Jord A (Shawn Gray) by 3-1/4 lengths. Talking Tom (Chris Long) finished third.
Lisa Zabielski trains Seventh Secret, who won for the seventh time this season, for owner Mark Salerno.
Devaux, who is putting the finishing touches on his third straight driving title at the Spa, won six times on the 11-race program.