5 Winners in 12 Days for Bryan & Daniel Guy
The father and son duo based on Australia’s Gold Coast have been on fire in May notching up 5 wins, a birthday and over $60,000 in prize money in under 2 weeks.
Sweet Start to the Month
Consistent mare Sweet Adaline turned in another solid performance in early May at Toowoomba when scoring a tough fought victory in the Toowoomba Outdoor Power Products Class Two over 1625 Metres. The daughter of Lonhro settled just off the speed from the inside barrier and was quickly out and chasing the runaway leader at the top of the straight, working her way to the lead around the furlong pole under the impost of 59kg’s, she then fought off the late challenge from her rivals to score a narrow but decisive victory.
Sweet Adaline not only shrugged off her bridesmaid tag for good but also provided Team Guy with their first ever Toowoomba winner after 20 years in Queensland. Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy was over the moon that the gritty little mare has finally found the will to win “That was a bigger win then it looked, she is only a small mare and we were worried about the 59kg’s but when she drew the good barrier the owner Basil Nolan was keen to run her and thankfully he was right. That is also my first Toowoomba winner after setting up the stable in Queensland twenty years ago, I have run several placing’s in the cup and have probably had no more then a dozen runners over that time but at least the monkey’s off the back now”
Watched made a welcomed return to the winners stall at Grafton in the Ringside Trackside Tonight Benchmark 51 handicap over 2230 meteres. The daughter of Teofilo was stepping up to the distance for the first time this preparation and was able to reverse her recent average form to score and an easy victory by just over a length and in doing so gave Co Trainer Bryan Guy a winning birthday present who celebrated his 63rd birthday on the day.
Birthday Boy and Co Trainer Bryan Guy was pleased to see the mare return to form and post another win saying that the writing was on the wall regarding her future if she didn’t bounce back today “She has had excuses her last few starts but her time was running out so Daniel and I entered her for this race as it was a drop back in class and we thought that it would give her the opportunity to win another race and hopefully get her confidence back. She is a funny mare she never works very well on the track and generally takes a fair bit of racing to find form which hopefully she has found again and can win another one or two”.
Lady Eighty Eight
Talented but unlucky mare Lady Eighty Eight broke her maiden in fine style at Ipswich in winning the Miners Federation Fillies and Mares Maiden Handicap over 1350 metres. The daughter of Show A Heart again drew a wide barrier today but it made no difference with the mare scoring an easy four lengths victory after unleashing a powerful run just after the six hundred metre mark and upon turning for home easily reeling in her rivals to record a runaway win.
Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy explained after the event that the mare has had genuine excuses at all her previous eight starts “It’s not often you have a horse having it’s ninth run and she has had a genuine reason why she has not won any of those races, she has had all the bad luck in the world but hopefully that is all behind us now and she can put a few together which I am sure she can, and what about the ride it was a pearler. I said to Dan before he went out to ride her cold to offset the wide barrier and then approaching the six hundred metre mark get going on her and with the strong finish she has she will be too strong for them in the straight and he followed instructions perfectly.”
Robbers Cobber headed to Ipswich in the Infield DJ Festival Benchmark 70 Handicap looking to regain winning form under the guidance of jockey Paul Hammersley and the son of Star Witness didn’t disappoint scoring by two and a half lengths and in doing so bringing up his fourth win after settling midfield before unleashing a strong run at the six hundred metre mark quickly reeling in his rivals to record a soft win in the end.
Co Trainer Bryan Guy was confident going into today’s event citing Robbers Cobbers good track and distance record along with his record with jockey Paul Hammersley as the rider “He drew perfect today and he loves Ipswich and on paper there looked good speed in the race which enabled him to settle and when Paul asked him for an effort he responded in style. He goes great for Paul and his record on him is great they really seem to get on well.”
Slydini and jockey Janette Johnson made a successful return to the track today at Aquis Park at the Gold Coast Turf Club. Slydini was having his first run back this preparation and the son of Magic Albert broke his first up hoodoo to score by one length giving Janette Johnson her first winner in over three years, ironically it was for her former master Bryan Guy who now trains in partnership with his son Daniel.
Co Trainer Bryan Guy was elated to not only see Slydini return in great form and shed the perennial second placegetter tag but to provide Janette with a winner after a three year absence from race riding “That’s great not only for the horse who has really been a stable warhorse over the last twelve months but for Janette. She rode plenty of winners for the stable during her apprenticeship and it’s great to see her back in the saddle and in the winners stall. People just don’t know how hard she did it during her time with her weight so to come back today and pickup where she left off is a big effort.”
Winning Jockey Janette Johnson said after the race that she could not have found a better horse to have her first ride as a senior and felt that the horse was forward enough to win on his recent barrier trial “His trial was great in fact I was not planning to ride him in the trial until I ran into the Boss (Bryan Guy) and he asked me did I want to do a trial for him. I thought he went super so when I was offered the ride and he got my weight I thought I would give it a go and thankfully the horse put his best foot forward. I really have to thank the Boss, Dan and the owners for giving me the opportunity”
Should anybody have any enquires about having a horse trained by Bryan and Daniel Guy please call Bryan 0418 410 818 or Daniel 0417 281 381 for further information.
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