Golden Eighty headed to Doomben today looking to make a successful start to his racing career after a promising barrier trial recently and the son of No Nay Never didn’t let his supporters down finishing strongly to score by half a length over his nearest rival. The colt began ok from his good draw but didn’t have the early speed of many of his rivals and settled in the second half of the field before securing a run at about the Two Hundred and Fifty metre mark and he let down with a strong finish to gain the upper hand at the One Hundred metre mark and went on to score a soft win.
Winning Co Trainer Daniel Guy was a happy man after the race and declared that Golden Eighty would now be aimed at January’s Magic Millions Classic “I guess we will now give him a chance at the Magic Millions, he will go for a short break and then we will see if he can qualify but being one for one gives us a good start. He has been an improving type all the way along and he has got better and better with everything he has done, our biggest concern with him today was the race distance as we think he will make a nice miler in time but as nice horses do they know how to win and to see a young inexperienced horse having his first start finish off like that all goes well for the future. I have to say a big thanks to his owners which are based in Hong Kong for their support of our stable and it’s great to win a Saturday City race for them and hopefully it’s the first of many.”
Golden Eighty was ridden today by jockey Ben Thompson whom has enjoyed success lately for Team Guy and he rode the horse patiently off the speed and his patience was rewarded with an opening at the Two Hundred and Fifty metre mark and the colt quickened and took the gap like an experienced horse and hit the line like a horse with a nice future “He is a nice horse this fellow l loved his trial but was concerned today’s race distance would be too short. He just settles and does everything you want of him, he has gears and knows how to go through them. I said to Daniel after the race I can’t wait to see him in the winter when the Two Year Old races get longer and he might even measure up to a race like to JJ Atkins but hopefully he can win a big one over the summer first.”
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.