A chilly winter’s day, Wednesday 8th June 2022, saw Spicy Hotpot take out the first at Canterbury Park, the TAB Handicap over 1200m.

The stable has always held this 2-year-old bay filly, by Russian Revolution out of Black Tulip, in high regard. After jumping from barrier 11 rider Tom Sherry took her back, she settled third-last with cover. At the turn Tom bought her wide, keeping her balanced and relaxed. Improving with every stride down the straight, she started winding up at the 200m mark. Storming down the outside to overrun the bunched field, she won by nearly 2 lengths, making the exciting finish look effortless.

Congratulations to owners Viribright Racing and their connections. It is a pleasure to be involved with such a thrilling and progressive filly. She will go for a short rest now before returning to target the Spring.


Picture courtesy of Bradleys Photography