MISTY METAL LOOKING FOR SECOND WIN

Sep 15, 2017

Misty Metal will look to continue her 100 per cent strike rate when stepping out in the Devil’s Lair Plate for three-year-olds at Belmont on Saturday.

It is a step up from her win at Northam on debut, but the youngster has shown plenty of ability to date.

Skye Bogenhuber retains the ride on the daughter of Oratorio after steering her at Northam over 1100m.

Barrier eight over five furlongs with plenty of speed in the race makes for a tricky assignment, but the Harvey Racing team have a good opinion of the filly.

Misty Metal’s mother Rubytawny and grandmother Kentiara have been good performers for Harvey Racing and owners Shirley and Lex Piper.

A strong run by Misty Metal would cap off a good week after Stratocreed put in a great debut at Northam.

The colt by Stratum was good on speed at a meeting were runners back and wide were more advantaged.

It took a galloper with city form to over run him on Thursday.

Wee Cent won the race while Demons ‘n’ Dust finished second with Stratocreed was just a length off the winner in third.

Iron Maggie also ran at Northam and performed well after missing the start by several lengths, losing her chance of victory at the beginning.