Whiskey Chaser headed to Newcastle for his final race of the 2018 season. The race was called the Vertem – Very Different Stockbrokers Handicap Chase (Northern Lights Staying Chase Series Qualifier). Quite the mouth full!

A small field of six runners would contest the £4000 purse. Ascot De Bruyere was the 11/4 favourite prior to the off. Whiskey Chaser was priced up as a 100/30 shot. Whiskey has previously gone well at Newcastle, losing by a short head in March 2017.

The race went to form and Ascot De Bruyere put up a strong fight. Whiskey Chaser tracked him throughout the race but was unable to match him at the finish. Once again we’d finished second at Newcastle. Hopefully, next season we will go one place better.