Orbis Bloodstock and Bryan and Daniel Guy unveil another star in debut winner I Am Thirty
- I Am Thirty recorded a dominant win on debut
- He is another star under the ownership of Orbis
I Am Thirty Wins On Debut (Photo by Magic Millions)
I Am Thirty stamped himself as yet another Orbis Bloodstock talent to come through the Bryan and Daniel Guy stable this year when winning on debut at the Gold Coast.
Coming off a soft trial win, the three-year-old gelding by I Am Invincible settled behind the speed and dropped his head beautifully for Ryan Maloney, quickly charging past the leaders at the turn.
Staving off a strong challenge from the heavily backed favourite in Reality, the first two horses gapped the rest of the field with just under six-lengths back to third.
“Yeah he went well. Very nice horse, nice horse,” quipped Bryan Guy.
“First start in a race, to see him do that when you think they have got a bit of ability it’s good.”
“If Chris Anderson’s horse (Reality) wasn’t in the race he would’ve beaten them a long way.”
A horse who has always oozed class around the stables, Guy holds I Am Thirty in a high esteem, with his outstanding manners his greatest asset.
“He is a gentleman. He is the most professional horse you’ve ever seen,” said Guy.
“In the morning he goes out onto the track, does his job, canters around and does whatever he has got to do.”
“He just strolls around and he comes back like he’s got some real class to him.”
“When he works with another horse he will just sit alongside them and stay there until you give him a dig in the ribs and then he’ll say ‘ok you want me to go quicker now’.”
“That’s what it was like yesterday when that horse kicked alongside him. Most horses would fire up but he just said ‘oh you don’t want me to do that, I’ll just stay here then’."
After hitting the lead early in the straight, Reality looked to have been making ground on I Am Thirty before he eventually kicked clear over the concluding stages, a scare Guy put down inexperience.
“Ryan did say he would be a better horse chasing something because when he got to the front he didn’t know what to do,” said Guy.
“He just got there and switched off again because he didn’t know what to do.”
When asked if there were any target races or major aspirations in mind, Guy wasn’t getting too carried away, instead just focussing on taking each race at a time.
“Just to see how good he is. He’s just gotta keep going and hopefully pick up a few nice races and go from there.”
Highlighted by the rapid rise of star three-year-old filly Written Beauty who originally began her career on the Gold Coast under the care of Bryan and Daniel Guy, Orbis Bloodstock have developed a terrific partnership with the stable, including promising miler Clearance Sale.
A three-year-old gelding by Hinchinbrook, Clearance Sale won two of five starts in his preparation including breaking his maiden in dominant fashion at Eagle Farm.
"He’s done very well and has just come back into pre-training on Tuesday."
Keen to step him out to a mile this preparation, Clearance Sale stamped himself as a horse to follow when charging home behind this weekend’s favourite for the Winning Rupert in Shooting To Win at Doomben.
“Nice horse and he will continue to improve the older he gets,” said Guy.
“We will get him out over the mile next preparation.”