Junction made a winning debut when scoring in impressive fashion at the Gold Coast on Wednesday the 25th of January. The son of Real Saga overcame some inexperience in running to score by just under a length, finishing far too strongly for his opposition.
After an ultra impressive trial win on the same track earlier in January the son of Real Saga was sent out as an odds on favourite on debut. The win provided Dalziel Racing with their second 2yo winner nationally for the season, after purchasing 18 yearlings across Australasia in 2016. Remarkably, today’s winner was just the third 2yo to step out so far this season for Dalziel Racing, with two winners in JUNCTION and PHELPS GLORY (city winner on debut) and AMERICAN GENIUS who has run third in all three of his starts including twice at Flemington (Listed) and in the Magic Millions Clockwise at Ballarat!
Trainer Bryan Guy explained after the race that he was a bit nervous approaching the home turn as the gelding seemed to get a little lost but upon straightening he flattened out and put his mind on the job to quickly put pay to his rivals.
Furthermore Guy commented
“it was a pleasing debut as he has always shown above average ability from day one and it was just a matter of putting a program together that will ultimately culminate in a run in the Inglis Classic race early next month, so with winning today he should qualify”.
Rider Paul Hammersley was also impressed with Junction stating
“this horse has great upside as he looks like he will develop into a nice middle distance horse and if he shows as much improvement between today’s win and his next start as he did between his trial last week and today then he should race well in Sydney”.
Junction is another product of the successful Wylie Dalziel Roy Higgins Racing Syndications company who has only recently branched out into the Queensland market and co trainer Daniel Guy was full of thanks for Wylie Dalziel “ Wylie has made a big commitment to the Queensland market and its great to be able to get this win for the team of owners that he has put together in this horse”