Consistent galloper Brook Hill headed to Aquis Park at the Gold Coast Turf Club looking to add to his winning tally and was able to do so in taking out the Vale John Henderson Class 5 Handicap over 1400m. The son of Hinchinbrook has been a model of consistency this preparation rarely finishing outside the top five and while the gelding was rising in class today this rise was offset by weight relief from his most recent efforts. This weight relief and a copybook ride from Jockey Chris Whiteley made all the difference in the end with Brook Hill able to win by the barest of margins.
Brook Hill’s Co Trainer Bryan Guy was a happy man to see Brook Hill back in the winners stall after finishing Fourth at his two previous runs but the trainer felt even more honored to win the race named after stable client Luke Henderson’s father “It’s nice to win this race that is named after a client of the stables father, it was good to see Luke at the track today and the Henderson Family has been a well known family on the Coast for some time. As for the horse I didn’t know if he got there in the end but with a head the size of his I thought it gave us a good chance of getting the photo.”
Winning Jockey Chris Whiteley was happy to be back in the winners stall on Brook Hill today after not having much luck on him at his previous two starts “He deserved that win today as he hasn’t really done anything wrong his last two starts when he ran 4th but with better luck in running and a clear run from the top of the straight he was able to get there right on the line. He does like to have a think about it so you just have to have everything go right and time your run. I think the weight also helped his chance today dropping 2kg’s from his last run.”
Daniel Guy who Co trains Brook Hill with his father was full of praise for jockey Whiteley’s ride “That was a great ride from Chris, you could not have asked for a better outcome and if he had got beat it would have been no fault of the rider! Chris has been riding a fair bit of work for us of late and his rides race day have been good and he was unlucky not to ride a double for the stable with Happy Babe narrowly beaten in the last. I also have to say a big thanks to Daniel and Henry whom own the horse as they are great supporters of the stable and hopefully when the world gets back to normal they will be able to come to Australia and enjoy a day at the races.”
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.