A Whiskey To Celebrate
Jul 20, 2013
Since arriving in Victoria from Queensland last spring, talented mare Danish Whiskey had not struck a wet track but Michael Kent had been bursting to give her a try on rain affected going - confident that the daughter of Dane Shadow would appreciate the give.
And that she certainly did, the four-year-old recording a strong half length victory in the final event at Flemington on Saturday.
"I had been dying to get her on a wet track," he said - "I knew she'd reslish it."
Always travelling well for James Winks, Danish Whiskey was not where Kent wanted her at the top of the straight - pushed out... "but James cut back in and that was the winning move."
"She actually got there too easily when they all fanned," Winks reported, "but she showed a good turn of foot and held on well - it was a good effort."
Both Kent and Winks think there are bigger things in store for Danish Whiskey - "onwards and upwards," said Winks whilst Kent said that "I like this mare - I think there is something better for her."
Formely trained by Liam Birchley - winning three races including two at Doomben, Danish Whiskey found herself in trouble with stewards, on three occasions barred for running off.
"She can be a bit temperamental," Kent said.
Raced by the Three Fingers Racing Syndicate, Danish Whiskey is a
$45,000 Magic Millions graduate. She the first foal for the lightly raced Sea Road mare Davone Pheroz who hails from the family of the wonderful galloper Super Impose.
Thanks to Bruno Cannatelli for the photo!