Classy Shadyshark Hanover three-year-old filly Shady Secret brought up her second success at Melton and the fifth of her 15-start career when she defeated older, more experienced rivals on Thursday (April 13).

Given a perfect trip from her back row draw, the filly peeled four deep approaching the home turn and let down with a withering finishing burst.

She rated 1:59.6 over 2240 metres with the last 800 in 56.2 and 400 in 28.4.

Shady Secret is the ninth foal and seventh winner of the French Chef mare The Milky Way, a winner of 10 races.

The Milky Way was 20 when she had Shady Secret.

By Peter Wharton