Lunar Light found the winners stall today at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club by taking out the Coastline BMW X3 by One Length. The Daughter of Akeed Mofeed has shown promise in the past and was sent north to Queensland in search of black type at the end of last years Winter Carnival but poor barriers put and an end to that plan, but a new direction saw the mare head to the paddock and return for a Summer / Autumn campaign and that decision has paid almost instant dividends.
Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy was one happy man after the mare dashed to the front at the One Hundred Metre mark explaining that it has been a matter of just trying to work the mare out as she has shown above average ability in the past “That was more like what we see at home on the training track, she works great so we know it’s there it was just a matter of getting her to show it race day. We came up with a plan after her first up run to ride her where she landed out of the barriers and get her into a good rhythm and let her finish off and Michael did exactly that, hopefully she can now go on with the job and improve her nice record.”
Jockey Michael Rodd was having his second ride on the mare and took the experience of the first ride when the mare failed to finish off as well as expected “ It wasn’t one of the best rides first up when I had to make a couple of runs on her so when Bryan and Daniel said to ride her where she lands and see if she hits the line like she does in her work, I agreed and it was just a matter of things going right in the run and from about the 1000m point she gave me the feel we would be right in the finish. She looks a progressive type of mare which should go through her grades with luck in running.”
Lunar Light is owned by International breeding giant Spendthrift Farm and Co Trainer Daniel Guy thanked them for giving them the opportunity to race the mare in Queensland “Dad and I are grateful that Spendthrift Australia has given us the opportunity to train this mare. They don’t race too many horses out of the bigger States so it’s a real show of confidence in not only our stable but the Queensland Industry which has come along way in recent times. Also this mare is another example of a horse coming from the Southern States and winning for the stable, hopefully the southerners take note as we are always on the lookout for new clients and horses.”
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.