Angela’s Beauty headed to Aquis Park at the Gold Coast Turf Club today looking to atone for her unlucky defeat last start and did so in taking out the TAB Benchmark 65 Handicap over 1800 metres. The daughter of Daliapour improved on her great wet track record to record her fourth career win and in doing so passed the $100 000 mark in stakes earnings. The mare had put the writing on wall last start when being inconvenienced at the start and settled at the back of the field before finishing off strongly to run a good second placing and with no problems at the start today she was able to settle in a midfield position before making an unimpeded run approaching the home turn and toughed it out to score by just under half a length.
Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy went into today’s race with a high degree of confidence given the heavy track conditions and was a relieved man when the meeting was given the go ahead this morning “I was a happy man when the meeting was given the all clear to go ahead this morning because the wetter the better for Angela’s Beauty. I am so happy she won for her owners the Ikin family because you wouldn’t find more passionate racing people then the Ikin’s, they love their racing and their horses, I am wrapped they have now had a midweek city class winner”.
Angela’s Beauty was ridden today by Mark Du Plessis whom had won previously on the mare and he was confident of a forward showing today given her most recent effort “Her run last start at Murwillumbah put the writing on the wall, she should have clearly won but found trouble at the start that ruined her chances but with no such luck today she was able to get the money. It’s also good to see her win another race as she gives her all each time she races”.
Co Trainer Daniel Guy was singing the praises of Jockey Mark Du Plessis after the race saying that the pre race plan could not have been followed any better “Dad and I had watched the early races and didn’t think you needed to get out that wide on the track so we instructed Mark to go to the fence, cut the corner and come out about four horses and he couldn’t have carried this out any better. It was a gem of a ride and had she got beat you could not have had any complaints”.