Danish Fortune put the bad luck at his first up run well and truly behind him today at Ipswich when he took out the Swift’s Hockey Club Colts, Geldings and Entires Class One Handicap. The son of Magnus has always shown promise and was a winner at his third start in a race when still a colt but trainers Bryan and Daniel Guy were of the opinion that a gelding operation would be in the horses best interest as he had his mind on everything but racing and today was evidence of that with the horse not turning a hair pre race and doing everything right in the run to score by and ever widening margin.
Danish Fortune’s Co Trainer Bryan Guy was happy to see the gelding have more luck in running today and the way that the horse hit the line after a nice ride from jockey Emily Atkinson “I am really happy with the way that worked out today. We thought he should have finished much closer first up but nothing went right and he didn’t see much light all the way up the straight but today there were no such issues. Emily did a good job on him, he was a little slow out of the machines but she didn’t panic and rode her race and when she got him to the outside I knew he would finish off strongly.”
As mentioned by Co Trainer Bryan Guy, Danish Fortune was ridden by apprentice Emily Atkinson who was having her first ride on the gelding and while he didn’t begin the best the young rider kept her cool and saved ground through the mid section of the race before presenting him at the top of the straight and finish off over the top of his rivals “I was a little concerned when he didn’t begin a well as I would have liked but he mustered quickly and found the spot Bryan and Daniel discussed before the race and then the run came right when I wanted it and I knew he would be in the finish given the way he travelled, he is a nice horse and I doubt that will be his last win.”
Danish Fortune continues the good run that the stable is having for Hong Kong based clients and Co Trainer Daniel Guy explained after the event the impact that these clients have on the stable “That’s another winner for clients based in Hong Kong, it’s no secret that the majority of our horses are owned by people who live in Hong Kong and we enjoy training for them, we have got to know some really good people and Darren who manages this horse is one of those people it’s just a shame under the current circumstances we can’t visit. Another good thing to come out of today is it looks like the ultimate gear change has worked and hopefully he can win many more races for his owners.”
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.