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Secret Circle bound for Southwest

  • Secret Circle figures to improve in his second two-turn try (Breeders' Cup Ltd. Photo)

Trainer Bob Baffert will ship Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint hero Secret Circle and recent maiden winner Castaway to Oaklawn Park for the Grade 3 Southwest on February 20, the Hall of Famer tweeted Monday.

Secret Circle was narrowly beaten by Out of Bounds when stretching out to two turns in the Grade 3 Sham on January 7 at Santa Anita. Castaway broke through in his sixth attempt in a 1 1/16-mile maiden on January 21 at the Great Race Place.

Both colts worked six furlongs on the fast main track at Santa Anita on Monday, with Secret Circle earning the bullet with a move in 1:11 3/5. Castaway was timed in 1:12 2/5.