John Gunning would have undoubtedly have been quite chuffed with the win of Clangalang filly Hi Belle at Kilmore today (30 December): her first victory and just her second start.
John not only bred the mother (Jugah mare Seldom Caught), he trains the filly out of his Nar Nar Goon stables AND is also a part-owner.
What’s more, John bred, trained and owned the half sister, Lady Lyn, whose seven victories included three in Melbourne.
This is also the family of Queensland Group One winners Black Piranha and Court Ruler.
John certainly has plenty of upside with Hi Belle clearly a filly that is going places, while there is also a Danbird 2YO filly out of Seldom Caught waiting in the wings.