Rosehill beckons Guymer
Talented apprentice jockey Shaun Guymer will head to Sydney this weekend with almost a full book of rides at Rosehill Gardens.
The young hoop, who has been indentured to Canberra trainer Mark Schmetzer will move to the Kevin Moses stable starting Monday as he looks to consolidate his career in Sydney, after recently losing his country claim.
“Once I lost my claim it was pretty hard and the rides started to dry up a little bit so I had to look at other options,” said Guymer.
“We started looking around and had a chat to Mr Moses and he was interested in taking me on.”
“I am really looking forward to the opportunity and it has probably come at a good time with all the big boys down in Melbourne and a chance to get some good rides.”
Guymer, who has been outstanding over the past six months rode his first metropolitan winner in July when aboard Yonderstar at Randwick and has since gone on to ride several more winners in town, including a double at Warwick Farm on Monday.
“It was great to ride a double at Warwick Farm to help me get things kicked started” Guymer said.
“I have two years left of my apprenticeship and hopefully I can use that to cement my place in Sydney and build up some good relationships with some of the top trainers.”
A testament to the success Guymer has had in recent times is the quality of trainers he will be riding for on Saturday.
The former Goulburn local will kick off his day when riding the Anthony Cummings- trained two-year-old Diamond Player before jumping in the saddle for Gai Waterhouse on Merensky Reef and also riding Patinack Farm galloper Run For Levi in the last.
Guymer will have one ride for his new master when aboard Superior Instinct in the WN Bulls Bull Funerals Benchmark 80 Handicap (1300m).
“It great to have rides for some big name trainers and hopefully they can all run well and I can get some good results on them.”
“My Manager Paul Goode and Master Mark Schmetzer have been a very good and have really helped me a lot.”
Guymer has ridden 83 career winners and this season alone has ridden 17 winners at 16% strike rate.
Shaun took out the Canberra apprentice premiership last season and will no doubt be one to watch as he builds his career in Sydney.