Spicy Marg Wins Thursday’s Featured Whisper Hill Purse

October 21, 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Wayne Lyster III, Gray Lyster and Bryan Lyster’s Spicy Marg shot to the front at the start and never was headed in winning Thursday’s featured $86,000 Whisper Hill Purse for fillies and mares by 1¾ lengths over Amusing Antics. 

Trained by Wesley Ward and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Spicy Marg covered the 5½ furlongs on a turf course labeled as good in 1:02.80. It was the third victory of the afternoon for Gaffalione, who for the fourth time in the first 10 days of the Fall Meet has ridden three or more winners on a single program.

A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Into Mischief out of the Tiznow mare Tizasong, Spicy Marg improved her record to 7-2-1-2 and her earnings to $140,020 with Thursday’s $51,600 check.

Spicy Marg, who was sent off as the favorite in the field of seven, returned $5.20, $4 and $2.80. Amusing Antics, ridden by Florent Geroux, returned $11.60 and $5.20 with Hey Kitten finishing third under Chris Landeros and paying $2.60 to show.

Racing continues Friday with a 10-race program beginning at 1 p.m. ET. The afternoon’s featured race is the $150,000 Sycamore (G3) for turf marathoners going 1½ miles. The Sycamore is the eighth race with a 4:44 p.m. post time.

Thursday Feature Replay
Spicy Marg wins the Allowance feature on Oct. 21, 2021

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Photo: Spicy Marg (Coady Photography)

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