Whisky On The Hill followed up last month’s course and distance success when coming home late under Ronan Whelan to land the countysligoraces.com H’cap at the Yeats County venue on Tuesday evening last.

The son of Ribchester was asked for an effort by Ronan at the turn for home and he stayed on strongly in the closing stages to nab victory to claim a half length success from the Noel Meade trained favourite Tea Olive.
Speaking afterwards, Ado said, “He was caught a little flat-footed turning in but 1m2f is probably his minimum trip and I know he wants further.

We haven’t schooled him yet but I do think he’ll make into a right good hurdle horse and he wants softer ground as well.

He’s improving all the time and we’ll probably stay West with him and aim him for Galway after this.

Ronan said he knew 100 yards out that he had them and he said he did it snug enough in the end.”