Dais- Three winners in seven days!

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One of the guys we often catch up with is Bryan Dais from Eagle Farm but with all the carnival news it has been hard to find the time.

Hopefully those who follow brissyraces have taken the time to follow Bryan and his team as he has notched up a very good training effort over the last 10 days or so. Three winners in seven days!! There are far bigger stables that would love to have similar results.

He has a small but growing team of around 8-9 horses and to get the results he has lately is a real credit. His main supporter is local owner Craig Morrisey and it looks like their endeavours are about to reap some rewards!

Wednesday week ago Dais took Happy To Win down to the Gold Coast and she sat off a decent tempo and rounded up the hot kiwi fav in Cathay Lady to win with her head on her chest at $17. Two days later Dale Missen rode the stayer White City an absolute treat to get the chocolates at $7.50.

Bryan does have a bit of time for Happy To Win and thinks she is up to winning in town if things pan out for her. “It was a good 3 the other day, but there seemed to be some give in the ground which helps her out. She loves getting out in the clear and goes good when she can get to the outside. First up last prep she was only beaten 0.3L by Olymia’s Flame and Run With Me over 1000m. She had a long prep and her last run at 1800m was probably her best. We then decided to give her a break and there may be a nice city win in her” Dais said.

White City on the other hand is a dour stayer and the 3200m race later on at the back end of the carnival looks a realistic target. Brian isn’t getting carried away with the win but he has always thought there were more wins to come from the horse and a repeat performance of the Ipswich effort and I’m sure he is right on the mark.

Today we saw the return of Beggin, a nice mare who has not had a lot of luck in her career. She is not the soundest horse in the stable and Dais does a great job in the way he handles the mare. The team rolled up to Doomben today first up and with the help of a gem of a ride from Wiggins she sprinted very well fresh and got the money. She is a superior fresh horse and Bryan has told me that she will have a couple of runs and then a freshen up before she has a couple more runs. Last prep she got stretched out to a mile, but that will most likely not be the case going forward into this prep.

Beggin is an underrated horse and it’s good to see that her underrated trainer is now starting to be recognised for the talent he has also. I enjoy catching up with Bryan for a chat (and a beer if possible) as he is a bloke you can talk racing with all day long. It is worth noting that he is likely to take a team of horses up to the Rockhampton carnival. If he can keep them ticking over the way he has them going at the moment he will leave a mark up north and it wouldn’t surprise to see the team come home with a few wins under their belts.


**For more on Bryan, click on our ‘One On One’ page, or our trainers page and click on the link to his website..