Misty should provide Ellis with more Swift wins in the future

MISTY SWIFT (Nuqman Faris Rozi) coasting to victory — SLTC photo
MISTY SWIFT (Nuqman Faris Rozi) coasting to victory — SLTC photo

Trainer Shane Ellis’ stable may be in a rebuilding stage since his return to training, but he has plenty to be excited about after the promising New Zealand import, Misty Swift, remained unbeaten locally following a dominant second-up display in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday.

Misty Swift arrived in Malaysia with a moderate track record, boasting just one victory and two placements in 14 races back in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

However, the five-year-old showcased remarkable improvement since his arrival, evident in his effortless victory in a Class 4 Handicap (1200m) during his Malaysian debut last month.

Misty Swift reinforced his first-up victory with another above-average performance on Sunday, securing an 11.5-length victory in the Max Two Stakes and confirming the punters’ confidence as they made him the RM6 favourite.


Among Ellis’ three-horse stable, Misty Swift has quickly become his flag-bearer after two effortless wins, and the Perth native believes the gelding can rise to the top.

Misty Swift smashed his rivals.
Misty Swift smashed his rivals.

“Very nice horse and I think he will go all the way,” said Ellis.

“He has improved a lot since his last win. I didn’t do much with him, just kept him fresh in between races.

“It (the win today) has come at a right time because the New Zealand sales is on now. Hopefully I can go down there and find another one like him!”

“This is a weak field,” said jockey Nuqman when commenting on the big margin of victory (Topweight SHIMI GO, unbeaten in two starts, and TAKREEM, a runner up last time out, were course scratchings.) “But he has a big heart and we will definitely see more of him next year.”

Author: iRace