Tim Easterby landed back-to-back renewals of the Totepool Two-Year-Old Trophy at Redcar, and his fourth time in all, when Ventura Mist was rewarded for a string of consistent displays.
Third in a Group Three at Ayr last time out, the filly was able to compete in this off a low weight thanks to her relatively cheap purchase price of �21,000, and she was never far from the firing line under David Allan.
Godolphin’s Emirates Flyer, second to 2000 Guineas favourite Kingman last time out, made a bid for home with two furlongs to go, but Ventura Mist (10-1) picked up well close home and clung on by a neck with Morning Post, winner of a similar race at Doncaster at 100-1, staying on for third.
Easterby was successful 12 months ago with Body And Soul, while Somnus won in 2002 and the speedy Pipalong took the prize in 1998.
He told Racing UK: “She’s a really super filly, she’s really tough and genuine, and always runs to the line. You get horses that are proper tough racehorses in these races and she’s one of them. David (Allan) rang up the other day and asked to ride her if he could.
“The filly has been Group- and Listed-place and now she’s won a Listed race, she’s tough as teak and could run again somewhere.”Read the rest of the story British Horseracing Authority News Headlines