Silky Brown broke her maiden today at Ipswich in the Savco Stud Qtis 2yo plate over 1520 metres scoring by over four lengths with a solid performance. The daughter of Captain Sonador who was purchased at the 2016 Qtis yearling sale off Eureka Stud showed above average ability to make two runs in todays race and still power away at the top of the straight for an easy victory. Jumping from a nice gate Silky Brown settled mid field before the race changed complexion just after the 1000 meter mark and that was when Jeff Lloyd made a race winning move to set her alight and race to the front well before the home turn. She was then asked for a second effort at the top of the straight and she raced away to score an easy victory. Winning co trainer Bryan Guy was pleased with the way the filly won today’s event “That was a good tough win and you don’t often see horses make two runs in a race and go to the line as strongly as she did today. She has shown since day one that she would appreciate when the distances of the races got longer so we just had to be patient and thankfully we were rewarded at her first attempt beyond 1200 metres. It won’t surprise me at all if she is on an Oaks campaign this time next year. I also must thank Jeff for the good ride as he was only offered the ride late due to regular jockey Paul Hammersley taking ill, it was a confident ride and he rode her like the best horse in the race and thankfully she was”
Silky Brown was ridden by Jeff Lloyd who was having a rare ride for the stable in todays event and he echoed Bryan’s opinion of the filly stating “she gave me a great feel today and she feels like all she wants is more distance, it was a good win today and she has a nice future”
Silky Brown is owned by a large syndicate of owners which was put together by leading Victorian based syndicator Wylie Dalziel through his company Wylie Dalziel Roy Higgins Racing and was selected by Wylie and Bryan, and co trainer Daniel Guy was thankful for the continued support from Wylie and his co owners “Wylie has been a client of the stable for a few years now and its always great to win a race for Wylie and his team of owners, this filly wasn’t an expensive horse costing only $30 000 and that has almost been covered by todays good win and by the look of what she did today it won’t be the last time that she wins a race, and that makes it two winners from the three yearlings that Wylie syndicated with the stable last year so the record is pretty good, hopefully now we can step her up to something stronger”.