Highly promising three year old filly Miss Dusty, put an unlucky debut second behind her, when winning the $85,000 restricted maiden over 1200m on Friday 11th of May, showing a blistering turn of foot that left her rivals in her wake in the home straight.
Bred by long term stable client Greg Perry, Miss Dusty is out of the now deceased mare Asciano Miss who has had three foals, all winners in Singapore and include stable mate Golden Sword and poly track horse of the year Nova Swiss. Greg bred Asciano Miss to Swiss Ace in her first two years before a mating with Reliable Man, produced a lovely grey filly, now named Miss Dusty.
Raised in New Zealand, before crossing the Tasman to mature in Australia, Greg decided to race her in Singapore, and she arrived as a mature three year old. That patience would appear to be going to reap handsome dividends as the strong filly looks to have a very promising future in Singapore.
Jumping from the awkward barrier of 12, jockey Michael Rodd had Miss Dusty quickly out of the gates, and was up on the speed behind race-leader Gridiron. Miss Dusty always looked to be traveling on the bridle with jockey Michael Rodd riding her on a piece of cotton despite having no cover throughout the race. Sitting quietly on Miss Dusty, Rodd cruised to the lead half way up the straight, before giving the filly her head, and she exploded clear to win by 3 lengths, with Rodd easing her down in the final 50 meters.