Dunn to continue winning run

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I have to admit I haven’t had time to look at stats, but it would be hard to find a trainer you would rather be following than Matt Dunn. His last three weeks have been nothing short of sensational, and has had a handful of winners in the double figure odds.

There is not many more progressive horses in Queensland than his very smart three year old filly Hidden Jewel who was arrogant in beating a hot field last start that included Pretty Pins and Playtime. Her prior start was a 2 lengths win on Melbourne Cup day with 58kg. At first thought Matt was considering starting the daughter of Hidden Dragon this weekend, but has decided to give her a nice break leading into the winter carnival. “I want to look after her cause if she can run a trip she may be an oaks filly, and thats what we will chase.” Dunn said.

A blackbooker we have is Congo and he will start again this Saturday. He is a nice horse by Flying Spur and the Murwillumbah trainer feels a gear change may help switch the youngster on. “I will try him in blinkers in the morning and see how he goes. It took him 800m to work out what was going on at his debut. He has a casual attitude which is good long term, but makes it tough over the shorter trips when they have to jump and run.”

Some other horses Matt is happy with are Dusty Gold who again stepped up a level this preparation. He will head for the paddock now, but Matt feels he is getting stronger each time in work and thinks he will improve again when we see him next.

 Altai Warrior has returned as a gelding and is starting to look as though he will reach his potential that he showed last season. He should run Wednesday and then possibly a Saturday race on Christmas Eve.

All My Heart has progressed well and is in a no metrop win race this weekend. She is a funny little mare in the fact she can outsprint most horses, but it is a short sharp sprint and is best held up for as long as possible. She will be competitive on the weekend for sure.

One thing you know is the stable is flying and you would be game to leave his horses out of any calculations the way he is going. It is a great rural environment where Matt is set up in Murwillumbah and obviously the horses thrive on it. As an owner you are always happy to see the horses in that type of set up. I will put some photos up on the site next time I get down for a trackwork session.