Bott gives Whiskey a shot
Adrian Bott admits it is a big ask for Whiskey Shooter to win Saturday's Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) at the Gold Coast, but both he and co-trainer Gai Waterhouse are confident she can do it.
Whiskey Shooter debuted with a win at Canterbury last Friday night and would make history if she could back it up with another victory at the weekend.
Never has a horse with so little experience and in such a short lead-in time, won the race, so history will be made if Whiskey Shooter can come out on top.
Despite the odds being stacked against their filly, Bott and Waterhouse felt she deserved a crack at the $2million contest.
"It was terrific to see her win in such good style last Friday night and sneak into the field," Bott said.
"Of course it is a fair task to ask her to go there and then come up to Queensland and compete in a race like the Magic Millions, but she is the type of filly that we feel confident can do it.
"She's come out of the race well and impressed us with the way she won. Tim Clark said he has never ridden a horse that tried so hard to win at its first start."
Whiskey Shooter is 50/1 to win the Magic Millions 2YO Classic, with Sunlight 16/5 and Secret Lady 16/1.
Whiskey Shooter will arrive at the Gold Coast later in the week and Bott said she would not require a gallop beforehand.
"She's not an overly big filly, but she just has to travel up here safely and then tick over to the weekend," Bott said. "Provided she can do that then I think she can run a great race for us."
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