IT is fair to say that if being jockey gets boring for Shaun Guymer he’ll have a career as a bull rider waiting in the wings following a heart-stopping win aboard Ahmed at Nowra on Monday.
Going out as a $3.20 favourite at online bookmaker Sportsbet, Ahmad travelled strongly into the race and looked the winner at the 200m mark as Guymer drove the gelding to the front of the field and rode him out hard to pinch what looked like an unassailable lead.
How about this finish in race 6 at Nowra! pic.twitter.com/6x2yapddbp
— Todd Davey (@ToddJDavey) January 14, 2019
As the post loomed the four-year-old stumbled, launching the jockey forward and almost off his back. Guymer maintained his composure though, remaining on top of Ahmad to deliver one of the more bizarre wins of 2019 to date.
Thankfully all was well with both horse and jockey post-race as Ahmad extended his winning streak to two.
Shaun Guymer take a bow. How did he stay on? If you get a chance watch the 6th race at Nowra and keep an eye on Ahmad, the horse Guymer rode, as it stumbles across the winning post in first place. #horsemanship
— Michael McGuane (@MickMCG34) January 14, 2019
Hopefully next time we see him on the race track it will be about the strength of his victory and not how he nearly threw it away.
WATCH BELOW: Shaun Guymer guides Ahmad to victory despite stumbling just before the post