Dreamscope broke his maiden today in fine style at the Gold Coast when taking out the Congratulations JAG handicap. The well-travelled son of Dreamscape had put the writing on the wall at his first two starts since returning from an unsuccessful racing career in Hong Kong. Jumping from the middle of the field things didn’t go to plan with jockey Jim Byrne unable to find a one off position or cover so the horse was forced to race three wide for the entire event but this did not stop the horse as he produced a strong run at the top of the straight and then toughed it out to win the race by half a length.
Winning co trainer Bryan Guy was happy to have finally won a race with Dreamscope albeit almost three years after he had planned to “I brought this horse as a yearling and he trialed well as an early two year old and I thought he would go to the races and win at his first start, but he went to Hong Kong and things didn’t go right. He struggled to settle in and then injured a tendon so he was sent back to Australia and thankfully I was able to get him back to train. He should have won first up when just nosed out after having bad luck and his run in the big maiden over the Grafton carnival was good so coming here today we were confident of a win”
Dreamscope was ridden in today’s event by Jim Byrne who was having his first ride on the gelding and while things didn’t go to plan he was more then happy with the win “That was tough, he didn’t have much go his way in running when they walked early and the field was bunched and we were forced to race three deep for the entire race but when I asked for an effort he responded with a good turn of foot and I doubt that will be his last win.”
Co trainer Daniel Guy explained that it had been a long road back for the horse from his injury and the feeling of great satisfaction when winning with a horse that hasn’t had everything go his way “This is really team effort here and I must congratulate the team out at Aquis Farm who put a great deal of work into him to rehabilitate him after a career threatening injury”