Its.........All Royal Gal for the Neumann's!
As is always the case over the 2000m stand at Addington, manners are the key. As soon as the 3yr old Monarchy filly All Royal Gal made a fast beginning and headed to the lead, she was always going to be in the finish of this race "up to her ears." After handing up the lead to Waihemo Angus a lap out, she enjoyed a beautiful run in the trail before hooking off around the bend before running away a convincing 2 3/4 length winner in just her third race start. As has already been mentioned on this website, John has a lot of time for this filly. Based on tonight's run, her owners the Neumann family are going to have a lot of fun with her throughout this season. It was a very happy and relaxed looking Vinnie Neumann who was spotted in the presentation area after the race.
All Royal Gal is all too good for the Neumanns in Race 2 of the night.
Just one race later, the stable was to the fore yet again, as Lumos ended his unlucky run of outs in the boys' race in the hands of Matt Purvis. This was the horse's 3rd win from 18 starts, while he has also placed 2nd three times and 3rd on six occasions, for the Westview Racing No 6 syndicate. Lumos has been backed and beaten numerous times this campaign, but one only needed to look at the fields he has been racing to know that he was the one to beat tonight. After getting a great drag into the race by stablemate Massimo, there were never going to be any hard luck stories tonight as he ran away from the opposition in the straight to win by 6.25 lengths in a very respectable 2.21.2 for the 1950m. For stable junor driver Matt Purvis this was his 2nd winning drive from 30 drives this season.
Lumos gives stable driver Matt Purvis his 2nd winning drive
Other notable runs for the night were Donegal's Guest who finished the narrowest of 2nds, beaten a nose by Franco Nattai in the feature race for the night. While in the last race for the night, Comenche backed up a good 3rd on Thursday night with a solid run for 2nd in the last of the night.
In terms of the trainers premiership, the Robert Dunn stable are a clear 2nd on 25 wins a UDR of 0.3082, some 15 wins behind runaway leaders the Purdon/Rasmussen partnership who sit on 45 wins.
With 10 wins in the last 8 days, John has moved into 5th place on the drivers premiership on 26 wins.
Posted: Sat 14 Dec 2013