Matt Dunn ticking over ok after floods

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Matt Dunn has survived the floods in Murwillumbah and is looking to get back on track with a few winners in the next few weeks.

The clever but quite northern rivers trainer has The Reveller coming back from a freshen-up and on his best form should go close. The son of Red Ransom had come off a solid third to classy mare Skating On Ice, only to slightly disappoint in a few judges eyes next run when finishing 6th of 11 at Eagle Farm. Matt felt the run was still ok and that he may have been ridden too close to the speed. He makes a good point as the horse does seem to race best when ridden further back in the field which may happen this week.

Probably the stables most exciting prospect is filly Hidden Jewel. She looks as though the big features in the winter carnival are well within her reach if she can continue her improvement. She looked outstanding in her last two wins and beat a very good field easily before going for a break. Matt said she is back in the stables, but probably six weeks off a trial.

There are also a few good two year olds in the stable who we will hear more of down the track. Congo is probably the pick of the crop and raced well in his first prep. He was competitive at the 1000-1200m range, but I think we will see a pretty good horse when he can get out to around the mile range.

A really nice trial winner the other day was Jazzy Feeling who looked very sharp, but Matt informed me that it has also gone to the paddock. Caldetes which my mates and I have a small share in will trial this week and will probably been seen in a few weeks’ time. He is a nice Jet Spur colt with a lot of upside.

You can find out more about Matt and his great set up just south of the border at his new website:

*I know he will be buying horses at the Qtis sale, so if you are interesting in racing one with a good communicator who is as good as you’ll find, get in contact through the site and tell him brissyraces sent ya!