Brilliant winner by Guillotine

Windsor Park stallion Guillotine has a potential Group 1 winner in his first crop following Brilliant Terror’s front-running victory at Rosehill on Saturday.

Brilliant Terror (NZ) was tackled left, right and centre in the straight but refused to buckle for a narrow win in the Bishop Kevin Manning Plate (1350m).  He was racing second-up after an unlucky debut behind Amovatio at Canterbury on May 15.

The Bjorn Baker trained youngster is the first winner for Guillotine and connections believe he is good enough to back-up in the G1 J J Atkins Stakes (1600m) at Eagle Farm on June 8.  “He’s fit enough and will run the mile right out,” Baker predicted.

Brilliant Terror (2g Guillotine – Brilliant Kiwi by Brilliance) cost $8,000 as a foal from the Landsdowne Park draft at the 2011 NZ Bloodstock National Sale.  “He’s the first and only weanling I’ve ever bought,” Baker said.  “He’s got a magnificent will to win and I reckon these Guillotines might be a handy breed.  This bloke will be very hard to rundown if we take him up to Brisbane next Saturday.

“And you will see an even better horse with a bit of maturity.”

Guillotine (Montjeu) won four races up to G2 level in the Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley (1600m) before retiring to Windsor Park in 2009.  He is a half-brother to Efficient and is bred on the successful Sadler’s Wells – Mr Prospector cross.

He will stand at Windsor Park for a $7,000 (plus gst) service fee in 2013.

– Karl Patterson