Showdown in the Badlands Cards List & Guide
Suppose my opponent is Mage and has played the Counter Minion secret.If I then play the Horde Operative, does my opponent's Secret counter my Horde Operative? Or does my Horde Operative play that secret for me first?
Your HO will be countered and the Battlecry will not activate.
pretty annoying as it gives Secret Mage an opportunity to counter one of the counters to it’s strategy.