“We are winning races with the average horse and we are not afraid to go wherever we need to go to win a race, every horse is doing their job.
“I have learnt from my mistakes in the past and now I have the right people around me, owners especially, it’s important to have people around you that think the same as me and be driven, we are hungry to win.
“We want to do well in the sport and be a part of the sport for a long while.”
The Dwyer team are now on the hunt for higher class horses, declaring they have worked hard to get to where they are in the industry now and they just want to continue to build on it.
The stable are looking forward to the Group 2 Peak Of The Creek heats this week, hoping to be a major player in Saturday’s final with three engaged – Longueval, Harps and Valencia.
The unique Peak Of The Creek will see heats contested two nights prior to the Final, with connections then able to select their own barrier based on individual horse times run in the heats.
The team at BPM Bloodstock own all three of the Dwyer chances with Graham noting they have been big supporters of their stable for some time.
“BPM Bloodstock has got some big syndicates involved with those and we had a big winner the other day with Harps, which was good,” he said.
“We have these three in and if they can get the right runs and have a bit of luck, I think we will be a chance.”
Longueval and Valencia are relative newcomers to North Maclean with Layne remarking Longueval has spent plenty of time in the water walker of late while Valencia has settled in well.
Gelding Harps got the money up at Redcliffe on Wednesday of last week and Layne feels he will be competitive come the heats on Thursday evening.
“I gave him a light jog on Monday, he seems to have pulled up well after he won the other day and he cantered on Saturday,” Layne said.
“Hopefully everything can go his way on Thursday night.”
The barrier draw for the inaugural $50,000 Group 2 2021 Peak of the Creek Final this Saturday will be completed in a unique way following the four heats on Thursday night.
Connections of horses who qualify for the Final will pick their own barrier draw for the Final with the order in which barriers are selected for the Final are in order of finishing position then fastest individual time.
Click here to see the full programme relating to the 2021 TAB Queensland Summer Harness Racing Carnival.
By Jordan Gerrans