By Glenn Davis
The lure of Black-Type has convinced popular Gold Coast trainer Bryan Guy to aim promising filly Absolutlypositivly for the Brisbane winter carnival after she runs for the last time this campaign at Doomben on Saturday.
Guy, who trains in partnership with son, Daniel, is keen to boost Absolutlypositivly’s broodmare value for her owners Aquis Farm and will send her straight to the paddock after contesting the Canadian Club QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1200m).
The daughter of former Group 1 winner Sepoy also is entered for the Gold Coast on Saturday but Guy will bypass the Class Four race to concentrate on richer pickings in town.
“She’s also in at the Gold Coast but I feel Doomben will suit her better,” Guy said.
“I’ve always had a good opinion of her and she’ll go to the paddock on Monday to prepare for the winter.
“It would be great for her owners if she could win or place in a Listed race during the winter which would enhance her value as a broodmare.”
Absolutlypositivly has started seven times for four wins.
She won her first start in a maiden at the Gold Coast last June but then ran last when she failed to run 1350 metres at her second start in the Listed Winning Edge at Doomben two weeks later.
Guy turned her out after finishing sixth at Grafton last July and made an important gear change during her current successful campaign.
“She's had four runs back this campaign and the only time she failed was in the Group 3 Vo Rogue when she didn’t get the 1350 metres again,” Guy said.
“Tommy Berry rode her when she failed in the Winning Edge and he said she over-raced so I have put ear muffs on her this campaign and she’s won three of her four runs.
“The ear muffs have taught her to settle and she’s now finding the line strongly.
“I know it’s a big step up in the winter but I’ve always had a good opinion of her.”
Guy is worried about Absolutlypositivly’s barrier 12 and is hoping she can find early luck to get across into a favourable position.
“She’ll race well but she’ll need some early luck from that alley,” Guy said.
“If she can get across and find a good spot she’s a good chance.
“She’s a big strong filly and she’ll be even better next campaign.”
Racing Queensland webnews February 9