MISTY WHISKY WINS EBF MARES’ NOVICE HURDLE AT LUDLOW
Misty Whisky doubled her score for the season with a comfortable success under a penalty in an EBF Mares’ NH Novice Hurdle at Ludlow on Wednesday.
It is lovely to see her starting to fulfil her potential over hurdles after a frustrating campaign last season when she was never quite right.
She travelled well throughout at Ludlow before leading over three flights from home and then keeping on strongly to readily see off the challenge of Getaweapon.
Our 18th winner of the season, Misty Whisky was bred and is owned by Distillery Stud who collected a handy bonus of £10,000 under the excellent GBB scheme for British bred mares. My original plan had been to run her in a valuable mares’ handicap at Cheltenham on Saturday but as she would have been 5 lbs out of the weights there it made sense to wait for Ludlow.
All options are now open for Misty Whisky who seemed to appreciate the step up in trip to two miles, five furlongs and tended to idle once in front on Wednesday. She is still learning about racing and will be suited by a more strongly run race when she can sit in behind the leaders.