Its been a great 24 hours for the stable
Six wins in the last 24 hours have taken the Robert Dunn stable to 100 wins for the season and the prospect of a new record total for a season.
Things started well last night at Forbury Park, with Mr Meddle doing the damage to a handy field of C2 pacers in the hands of Dexter. After enjoying a perfect run throughout, he unleashed a telling run from the top of the straight to get up to win by a length in 2.42.3 for the 2200m. This was the 5yr old Live Or Die gelding's 5th win from 55 starts.
A race later and it was a magic moment for the stable as junior reinsman Craig Smith recorded his first winner driving Vanhalem a horse that he shares in the ownership of with the Westview No 15 syndicate.
It was Music that completed the winning sequence for the night. After getting well back on the inner, the Lis Mara 5yr old found some clear air for Dexter from the 700m, but still had a power of work to do turning for home. After pulling wide he stormed home wide to get up in the shadows of the post a narrow, but convincing winner by a head in 2.43.9 for the 2200m, the win the 9th of his career.
Fast forward 13 hours and maiden trotter Bourbon And Dry did a good job trotting all the way and proving too good for a field of maiden trotters. Owned by the Neumann family, he has always looked a handy sort but manners have proved his undoing at times. Allowed time to find his feet today, he worked into a nice spot for John, pulled wide turning for home and was too good in the run to the line, a comfortable half length winner.
The good thing for the day always looked to be Letspendanitetogetha. Having been competitive in some strong Addington fields recently, he was backed into a short priced favourite today. Beaten out of the gate, he eventually ended up in a three back trailling spot on the rails. While always travelling well, he did look in a spot of bother turning for home. However, the gaps opened up turning for home and he powered through for a good win by half a length for his owners Reg Storer and Terry McDonald.
The final winner for the afternoon came in the form of Joey Maguire. While poorly drawn, he managed to secure a good drag into it early and was in front after 400m and dominating affairs. He always looked to be travelling superbly for his part owner Ross Houghton and as soon as he was given his head turning for home, pulled away to be a convincing winner by two and a half lengths in 3.04.2 on the off track, registering his 7th win from 53 starts, for over $73,000 in stake-earnings. He continues to do a great job for his connections.
So what a great 24 hours! And it can get even better yet as the attention turns to tonight's Alexandra Park meet. Bevan's Cullen in Race Three does look the best hope to continue this great run, while Cherry Bay, Natural and Formula One should all be accorded good eachway hopes.
Posted: Fri 10 Jun 2016