Consistent galloper Happy Babe made an overdue return to the winners stall today at Aquis Park at the Gold Coast Turf Club by taking out the All Stars Lunch Class One Handicap. The son of Sebring has been a model of consistency since joining the Guy Stable from Sydney and his strong win today took his record to Two Wins and Three Seconds from Six starts. The win came as no surprise to the stable given his excellent first two runs back from a spell and a dominant recent barrier trial victory.
Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy was thrilled with the victory and was at a loss to explain why the horse was such good odds and overlooked by many going into today’s race “I am over the moon with that win the horse really deserved it as he has been racing so well and one could mount an argument that he should be Three from Three this prep so when people and the market were overlooking him I found it a bit strange but it’s worked out well for the owners as he won at very good odds. He now takes his record to Two wins and Three Seconds from only six starts for the stable and he is another example of a successful transfer to our stable from an interstate stable.”
Happy Babe was ridden today by jockey Chris Whiteley which has been riding many of the Guy stables horses of late at the Gold Coast and he was happy to get another winner for the stable “It’s good to get another winner for Bryan and Daniel as we hadn’t had much luck earlier in the day but thankfully that changed with Happy Babe. He is a nice horse this fellow as he is still learning and he gives you a good feel and I can’t see why he won’t go through his grades.”
Another interesting side story to Happy Babe’s win today was how close he came to losing his life after his final run at his first preparation and Co Trainer Daniel Guy praised the owners for pushing on with the gelding and happy to see them now being rewarded for their actions “ After his final run at his first prep he pulled up terrible and ended up have to have life saving surgery which cost the owners a lot of money and for a while there it didn’t look like he would pull through so it’s great to see him not only come back to racing but actually he has come back a better horse and I am sure that won’t be his last win.”
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.