Double for Guy Racing at Ipswich
Felino Bel came with a well-timed run today at Ipswich when she took out the Buy Corona Infield Marquee Tix Fillies and Mares Benchmark 65 Handicap over 1200 metres. The daughter of Bel Esprit was taken back in the early stages of the race by jockey Jim Byrne and was given time to find her feet. Jockey Byrne then elected to save ground and ride for luck and take the inside runs that were on offer. It was a wise decision as valuable ground was saved and soon after straightening the filly found herself on the leaders back before she came around it’s heels to score an easy one and three quarter lengths win.
Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy said that he was a little concerned in the early part of the race after Felino Bel settled further back then what was originally planned but praised Jim Byrne for not losing his cool and knowing what he had underneath him “The plan was to settle just off the speed but with a quicker then anticipated early speed Jim took her back and got her into a good rhythm which enabled her to finish with a strong run. It was a good ride and a strong win and we feel she is a filly with a bit of upside”
Jockey Jim Byrne went into today’s race confident of a forward showing given the recent good runs by Felino Bel “I didn’t ride her first up but it was a good run and when I rode her second up she was unlucky that she had to make her run on the worst part of the track so today given fair luck I thought we would be hard to beat. She has a strong finish on her so riding her cold off a good speed helps her.”
Co Trainer Daniel Guy was pleased to win another race for the Bain Family after an earlier second placing with El Shaday “It was good to go one better then we did in the fourth race for Bill and Lyn, they are good supporters of the stable who love their horses and the races. As Dad said this filly has upside she is only lightly raced and with natural improvement she might just take the next step from mid week metro fillies and mares to Saturday fillies and mares after the carnival.
Think Like A Bird headed to Ipswich today having her third start for Team Guy and looking to make amends for her unlucky defeat at her previous start at the Gold Coast. The well breed daughter of So You Think was sent out a $3.50 favourite in the Ipswich Cup Infield Festival Class 3 Plate over 1710 metres and didn’t disappoint her supporters by scoring an easy Two and a Quarter length victory with Paul Hammersley in the saddle. Think Like A Bird was able to obtain a perfect run in the early stages after beginning well and settled just off the speed before being asked for her effort by the jockey approaching the home turn to show an impressive turn of foot upon entering the straight to go to the line under little pressure.
Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy was a relieved man after thinking the mare could win at her most recent run “We thought she would be very hard to beat last start but things just didn’t work out. She got to the front too far from home at the Coast and was left a sitting duck and was beaten by a mare with not a bad record so we knew a win was just around the corner.”
Winning Jockey Paul Hammersley felt that the race was well within his keeping a long way from home and explained after the event that she will be even better suited on a bigger track “That was an easy win today she was going to win a long way from home. Bryan and Daniel said to sit her midfield one off the fence and give her room to make her run and she will show a good turn of foot, and she well and truly did that. She is a nice mare who has plenty of upside.”
Think Like A Bird is owned by a new client to the Guy Stable and winning Co Trainer Daniel Guy was quick to thank a rival interstate trainer for their part in the mare arriving at the Guy Stables “Dad and I have to say a big thanks to Team Hawkes who recommended us to the mares owners Mr & Mrs Crosby. We have been rivals and friends with the Hawkes family since they arrived in Sydney many years ago and it’s always nice when a fellow trainer recommends your stable to one of their clients. She is a big strong mare who came up well educated and hopefully now she can put a few wins together for her owners.”
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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