Stanley’s Kyneton Fairytale

Former jockey celebrates success with maiden runner

Caulfield Cup-winning Brent Stanley celebrated a fairytale start to his training career when Gypsy's Best won today at Kyneton.

The former jockey, who won the 1996 Caulfield Cup aboard Arctic Scent as an apprentice, saddled up a winner with his first runner when Gypsy's Best won the $20,000 Midland Irrigation Handicap.

The four-year-old daughter of Redoute's Choice powered to a strong win in the 1200-metre event.

Making the result even more special was that Stanley's brother Nathan, who is now based in Western Australia, took the winning ride.

“Great result, what a great feeling,” said Stanley, who retired from race riding on Oaks Day two years ago.

“I told him to go forward from the gate, she travelled well, and I said when you go for her make it a good thing because she's fit and she's going well.”

Gypsy's Best, who started at $6, scored by a neck from $4.60 favourite Beaumaris with Projects ($6) three quarters of a length away third. The full result of the Midland Irrigation Handicap is available here.


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