Secret service from Godolphin
Secret Number provided trainer Saeed bin Suroor with a sixth win in the William Hill Doonside Cup on the first day of Ayr's Western meeting.
Secret Number and Dannyl Tudhope win the William Hill Doonside Cup.
Off the track for 313 days, a lengthy absence is never a worry with runners from the yard and he was sent off a 6-1 chance.
Last seen competing in Australia, he holds entries in some feature races Down Under again and it is likely he will be on his travels.
Always travelling smoothly for Danny Tudhope, the winner cruised up alongside Maleficent Queen two furlongs out before kicking clear.
Mick Channon's Motdaw gamely stuck to her task but was beaten by a length and three-quarters.
The well-fancied Abdon was well beaten into third for Frankie Dettori, while Almodovar was dismounted by George Baker after pulling up sharply in the home straight but walked back to the unsaddling area.
Bin Suroor suggested a trip to Australia could be on the cards once more.
"He's done well," he said. "We gave him a good break with the plan of maybe going back to Australia with him and after that I think we will.
"I think he's improving still and his last piece of work was very impressive.
"A mile and a half might suit him better still and he's at his best with cut in the ground. He probably won't get that in Australia but you never know, as long as it is safe ground.
"Physically he's improving and he's been gelded. I like him a lot."
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