Regular raid from Gold Coast trainer
GOLD COAST trainer Bryan Guy will cross the border into Lismore today hoping the stable's good recent run continues with six-year-old gelding Regular.
Since transferring back to the Gold Coast in mid-February, the Guy stable has led in 15 winners and plenty of placings.
Last start winner Regular will line up in the Hernes Freight Lismore Autumn Hcp (1400m) today.
Regular is raced by Amalgamated Milk Services Pty Ltd, managed by Guy's long-term client Jim Forsyth and Guy's wife Kerry.
The gelding is coming off an all-the-way win in a 1400m Benchmark 75 Hcp on the Gold Coast on March 23 following a 49-day break.
That was Regular's third run since resuming from a 137-day spell back in late December.
Guy has spaced the gelding's races due to him not being quite right.
"He's had a few freshen- ups because he just wasn't right in himself," Guy said.
"We eased off him and tried to pick him up in different ways. His coat was awful and he wasn't happy in himself.
"We just tried different things with him and he's really turned the corner now. His coat looks a million dollars. He probably looks the best we've had him in a long while.
"I thought his last start win was very good and he's done well since that run."
Guy admits Regular is not an easy horse to get a good line on through trackwork.
"He just does what he has to," Guy said.
"He's older now and too smart to put too much in.
"He's fit and well though and it does looks a nice race for him. It's hard to find the right races for him because he's short of Listed class and he gets big weights in these types of races."
Regular has the 62kg topweight but to offset the impost Guy has engaged 3kg-claiming apprentice Gina Mitchell, who is apprenticed to David Kelly on the Gold Coast.
"She's had a couple of rides for me and done nothing wrong," Guy said.