Miss Integrity Drawn To Order For Lismore Cup Tilt

MISS Integrity may be a "bit young" to be taking on group class but Robbie Andrews says she deserves her chance in the heats of the Lismore Cup.

David Brasch

18 October 2021

ROYALLY bred Miss Integrity may be a “bit young” to be taking on Group class opposition but trainer Robbie Andrews says she deserves her chance in Tuesday night’s heats of the Group 2 Lismore Gold Cup (520m).

The daughter of Barcia Bale and On The Runway goes into the opening Cup heat off four straight wins, the latest three all over 520m at Lismore.

She is raced by Allan and Keith Hilzinger who bought the bitch as an unraced maiden from Victoria.

“The boys bought her as a broodbitch,” Andrews said. “The mail was that she might  not run 500 metres, but she has improved out of sight with racing.

“She is boxed perfectly out of the eight in her heat.”

Miss Integrity has won her past three over 520m at Lismore and twice came out of box eight and the other time out of the six.

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Andrews said the bitch “might be a bit young” to be taking on such a strong series.

“I thought Covid might stop some of the best from Queensland coming down and this would make it easier,” Andrews said.

“But she has hit her straps at the right time and if she makes the final that will be a big plus for her reputation.”

Miss Integrity is a litter sister to boom youngster Rebellious, the winner of 13 of his 19 starts in Victoria.

Their mother On The Runway is a litter sister to former Group 1 superstars Poke The Bear and Out Of Range and a half-sister to another superstar in Hooked On Scotch.

“Allan and Keith have just bought Miss Integrity’s litter sister Tiger Rosie a winner at Warragul from a handful of starts,” Andrews added.

Miss Integrity will head to Albion Park after the Lismore Cup series with the Group 2 Queensland Futurity as her target.

Andrews rates Horace, from Frank Hancock’s kennel, the hardest to beat in the opening heat.