Lovetodream looking for first win for stable

The six year old Bettor's Delight mare Lovetodream has been in wonderfully consistent form for the Robert Dunn stable since joining the ranks mid-year. Tonight at Addington she will start a short priced favourite over the 1950m and from a second line draw.

Trained for the main part of her career, by Nigel McGrath, Lovetodream won five of her first 16 starts, with a further three placings thrown in. She always looked a mare destined for better things.

In her first start for the stable back in June over the 3200m, Lovetodream put in a huge effort for third fresh up. On an off track, winner Usain Colt ran the 3200m in a smart 4.02.6. A next up miss has been followed by three seconds and then a last start third when desperately unlucky. On that occasion she was forced to go back from a wide draw and was still last at the 1000m. While she was able to get a three wide drag into it from that point, some slow sectionals down the back made it almost impossible to make up ground on the leaders. To finish as close as she did and with some purpose suggests that she has next up winner written all over her.

While she does stand out in tonight's field, there are one or two handy sorts engaged, with perhaps Amazon Lily and Franco Texas the two toughest to bowl from frontline draws.

Last night at Cambridge it was Lambros out of the Robert Dunn Pukekohe barn that got the chocolates in the junior drivers event for Jack MacKinnon. Trained for his first 20 starts by Sean McCaffrey and Ross Paynter, Lambros had secured three wins and had always looked to have a future. However, it took until start nine for the stable last night to secure that first win. A Bettor's Delight four year old, he is a full brother to the very promising Henry Hubert, trained out of Woodend Beach.  

After going forward early from his second line draw, Lambros ended up parked for the last mile. After heading the pacemaker and favourite Lincolns Delight on turning for home, he fought resolutely in the run to the line to beat Somewhereinbooklyn by one and a quarter lengths in 2.46.1 for the 2200m. This is Jack's second win from just the 20 drives this season.

Posted: Fri 08 Sep 2017