Consistent galloper Vendidit headed to Eagle Farm today looking to improve on his recent narrow defeat and he was able to do so albeit by way of a dead heat when he shared the first place stall to takeout the TAB Venue Mode Class Three Handicap. The son of Hinchinbrook has been a model of consistency since he returned from a spell and he again showed the same tenacity that he has shown recently when he was forced to make a long run after the speed slowed mid race and he was also headed by the horse that he shared the win with but the gelding fought back to just miss on the outright victory.
Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy thought Vendidit had done just enough on the line to claim outright victory but once the slow motion replay was shown he became a little worried but was happy to share the spoils with another horse. But the drama didn’t end there with the dead heat decision when a protest was lodged by Bryan, Daniel and Jockey Kyle Wilson-Taylor for interference suffered in the straight but that protest was dismissed and Bryan while happy to see the horse win was a little disappointed with the protest result “ I originally thought we won and then was happy that he at least got the split decision but I really thought we had good grounds for the protest and I am a little disappointed with the outcome of the protest. There was little doubt we suffered interference at the most vital part of the race and with no margin in play it definitely cost us the race.”
Jockey Kyle Wilson-Taylor showed the benefit of recent rides on the gelding when he didn’t panic mid way up the straight when he was headed He is such a tough horse which loves a fight so when the co winner went past me I knew he would fight back and while happy to be declared the co winner I think with a bit more luck in the straight he should have been the outright winner.”
Daniel Guy who Co Trains Vendidit with his father was happy to see the horse win a metropolitan race for his owners “That’s his second win this prep and he is now a metro winner which is great for his owners as they brought the horse after his previous owners Orbis Bloodstock made the decision to sell him. He has now well and truly paid for himself so whatever he does from this point on it is a bonus for all of us. It’s also good to see him handle Eagle Farm as that gives us many more options with him.”
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.