Guy’s Group One hopes look­ing good

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Dan­ica Guy’s stable again prom­ises to be a force to be reck­oned with in this sea­son’s sprint­ing ma­jors.

The Mata­mata trainer re­cently wel­comed her reign­ing Gr.1 Rail­way Stakes cham­pion In Style back to her yard af­ter a brief stint in Mel­bourne and with barn mate To­mor­row­land they shape as a po­tent short course pair­ing.

To­mor­row­land showed his qual­ity at Otaki on Fri­day when he trounced a num­ber of fu­ture Group One con­tenders in the Listed Chainey’s Pana­sonic Levin Stakes.

‘‘He needs to be rid­den qui­etly and he was rid­den beau­ti­fully by Craig (Grylls),’’ Guy said.

To­mor­row­land sat in the trail be­hind Miss Ap­ple­ton to the turn and once he was an­gled into the clear he length­ened stride for the sixth win of his 15-start ca­reer.

‘‘Craig has done a great job and I’m so pleased to see the horse back,’’ Guy said.

To­mor­row­land will now head to Te Rapa for the Listed J Swap Sprint, a race he won last year, on De­cem­ber 12 with the Rail­way and the Gr.1 JR & N Ber­kett Tele­graph at Tren­tham the ob­vi­ous tar­gets to fol­low.

Grylls said the hec­tic early pace at Otaki was ideal for their game plan with the five-year-old.

‘‘It was a per­fect speed and the plan was to take a sit and it worked out well. I got the split and he quick­ened up and put them away nicely.’’

Sil­ver Eclipse fin­ished on for sec­ond ahead of The Bold One and the pacemaker Miss Ap­ple­ton did well to hang on for fourth.

The well-sup­ported pair of Natuzzi and Bar­baric never got into the race.

NZ Rac­ing Desk

PHOTO: NZ RAC­ING DESK

To­mor­row­land, rid­den by Craig Grylls, showed his qual­ity at Otaki on Fri­day.

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