Team Guy went into the Morgan’s 21st Race To Vegas Maiden Plate at Aquis Park at the Gold Coast Turf Club today with a three pronged attack and walked away with a quinella after Niab got a late rails run to score by just under half a length from stable mate Danish Fortune. The son of promising young stallion Pride Of Dubai put the writing on the wall with a good barrier trial leading into today’s event and he was able to bring that trial form to the races to score a strong yet soft win.
Co Trainer Bryan Guy explained after the event that he thought the gelding would appreciate a race over a little further but did think he would run a nice race given the way that he finished off a recent barrier trial “He has been going super on the track this horse and his trial was good but I was a little concerned that today’s distance might be a little short for him because he has always given the impression that he would stay, so hopefully there are bigger and better things ahead for this horse. He is still learning and even today he was a handful to saddle up but it’s only a maturity thing.”
Niab was being ridden today by Travis Wolfgram who has recently returned home after several successful seasons in Sydney and the young jockey is fitting in where he left off and his experience was shown today when he didn’t panic and waited for the run to open before guiding the gelding to a soft victory “I was mindful of what Bryan and Daniel said before the race about the horse not having a sprint and being a bit one paced but when he was travelling so well I knew he would let down, it was just a matter of getting a run and when it opened he hit the line hard.”
While Niab was the one in the winners stall today debut runner Danish Fortune put the writing on the wall and indicated that a win is not far away and Co Trainer Daniel Guy was thrilled for both groups of owners “It’s great to win another race for Bill and Lyn Bain who have been good supporters of our stable in recent years but haven’t had a horse win a Saturday race in town but this horse might be the one and while they can’t all win, second is the next best and I am pleased that Danish Fortune went as well as he did for his Hong Kong Based owners and hopefully they will get a chance to experience the winners stall in the very near future.”
Should anybody have any enquires about having a horse trained by Bryan or Daniel Guy please call Bryan 0418 410 818 or Daniel 0417 281 381 for further information.