Another Win Under Misty Mountain Hop's Belt
Jun 21, 2019
Misty Mountain Hop has won the 2600 metre BM64 stayer's race at Gosford on 13 June 2019. Jockey Adrian Layt took the ride.
Misty jumped from barrier 4 and, when the gates drew back, he missed the kick and found himself at the tail of the field by about 2 lengths. Adrian adopted some positive riding on Misty after his delayed jump and was able to tack back onto the field quite easily.
They improved their position to about a mid field rails run. After some keen travelling, Adrian was able to encourage Misty to settle and Misty then had his head on his chest into the first turn.
Misty then drifted back to the end of the field after the first run up the straight but he is still looking to be travelling comfortably.
At the 400, Misty commences his run under the encouragement of Adrian who kept him on the rails in the hope of the shortcut run presenting itself. Happily the run did open for Misty and he kept grinding away and finding metres the whole length of the straight. Misty secured his 3rd win from Dress Rehearsal in second and Continuation in third.
All at the stables are thrilled with Misty's third up win this prep. He is a well liked horse around the barn and we hope we can find the winning stall again with him soon.
Big congratulations to the connections of Misty. He has done you proud!
Photo courtesy of Bradley Photos.