One of South East Queensland’s most consistent horses improved on his impressive record today at Doomben when he took out the XXXX DRY Class Five Handicap by an ever-widening margin of Two and a Half Lengths. The son of Deep Field went into the race with good form after narrowly being beaten first up at Ipswich and now takes his overall record to Four wins and Six second placing’s from only twelve starts.
Winning Co Trainer Bryan Guy went into today’s race with an air of confidence after the strong first up second placing which he actually thought the horse had won “When he went across the line first up I thought he had just done enough to get the money but it wasn’t to be and he was narrowly beaten but with that run under his belt he was able to put them away with ease today. He has been a horse in the past that hasn’t liked to run away from the pack hence why he has finished second on six occasions but hopefully that will give him confidence because I think he has a good race in him.”
Winning Jockey James Orman explained after the event that while Rebel Salute appreciated the deteriorating track conditions he didn’t appreciate the kick back “That was a good strong win and he was clearly the best horse in that field. I was travelling well in behind them but I could feel he was hating the kick back so I decided to take him wide and let him travel around the field and he had them covered at the top of the straight. He is a nice horse that is still learning and going through his grades which is a good sign of better things to come”
Rebel Salute is owned by Winning Co Trainer Daniel Guy and he was over the moon to see the horse win his first race for him since taking over the ownership three starts ago “It’s good to get that win out of the way, I was very lucky to be able to get the chance to takeover the ownership after he failed to handle the Eagle Farm surface towards the end of last prep and I must say thanks to his previous owner Orbis Bloodstock for giving me the opportunity. Also thanks to James on a good ride, he has ridden a few horses of late for the stable and while not doing anything wrong on them he hasn’t had much luck so I was happy to see him finally land a winner for the stable.”
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.