Sundees Son looking to continue purple patch of form
Sundees Son is in career best form and will start tomorrow's four year old Ruby for the trotters a deserved short-priced favourite. His driver John Dunn is delighted with what he has seen of the horse since returning from Auckland to Woodend Beach.
With a Group One second placing at Addington, followed by his Group One wins at Alexandra Park, it may be that if Sundees Son can lob another Group One win tomorrow that a good case could be argued for him in Trotter Of The Year deliberations. Go back six months to Cup Week at Addington, when two late breaks cost him almost certain victory on two occasions and this would seem almost unthinkable, especially following the dominant victory of Marcoola in the Dominion Handicap. However, there is no doubt, that he is the present top dog in the New Zealand trotting ranks and is sure to garner some good support from voters.
In his form of earlier this month, it would seem that only a return to his earlier season wayward tendencies could deny Sundees Son another victory. John was confident that a good draw can work in his favour.
"If he can get off the gate ok early then he should land a good spot and give himself his chance."
"He is bright and happy and I'm expecting another big run."
The stablemate Valloria has raced well all season and from his good draw on the frontline, should land a great spot early.
"He is safe off the gate and you would think that he would end up at worst three back in running. From there he will get his chance to run in the money."
The biggets threats in the race appear to be the All Stars pair of Winterfell and Kings Landing and the Phil Williamson Majestic Man.
Posted: Fri 31 May 2019