Protest repays Guy first-up at Toowoomba

TOOWOOMBA Jun 13 2018

Trainer Bryan Guy was already thinking about a million-dollar race for his filly Protest after she won at Toowoomba.

Guy, who trains the filly in partnership with his son Daniel, has been adamant for months that Protest was a potential top stayer and put his money where his mouth was two weeks ago.

Protest ran 10th in the Queensland Oaks and her owners, Aquis Farms, decided to sell her.

Guy bought the filly and formed a syndicate including former race caller Steve Hawkins and bloodstock agent Duncan Grimley.

Protest ($4.60) backed up Guy's opinion when she beat Surprise Bullet ($1.45) in a Class 1 (2100m) on Wednesday.

"All Protest wants to do is stay. Her run in the Oaks was terrific. For some reason she took off at the 1000 metres, was in front at the 600 metres and still fourth at the 200 but she had to stop," Guy said.

"I will turn her out but she is eligible for the Magic Millions Stayers Cup in January and that is how highly I rate her."

Eureka Stud sire Spirit Of Boom continued his record-breaking run when Victory Toast ($3.60) won a two-year-olds race.

A $30,000 buy as a yearling Victory Toast was Spirit of Boom's 17th individual winner of the season.

Spirit of Boom has easily beaten Show A Heart's previous best of 13 for a first-season sire in Queensland.

Trainer Ben Currie thought enough of Victory Toast to try to qualify her for the Magic Millions Two Year Old Classic in January.

"She didn't get there but she is promising and was suited out to 1300 metres today," Currie said.

Premier trainer Tony Gollan has given himself a chance of breaking his Brisbane metropolitan record of 86-1/2 wins with the double of Get Stuck In ($4.20) and Natch ($2.90).

It took Gollan to 75 metropolitan winners for the season with 13 meetings remaining in the season.

Trainer Scott Morrisey predicted Go Dixie would make a top stayer after he broke his maiden following three previous seconds.

"He can be a bit cranky and can be tardy at the start, which is no help, but with time he will be a nice stayer," he said.

Mark Oberhardt - AAP

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