Dunn welcomes back some stable stars

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I had the pleasure of dropping in to Matty Dunn’s stable the other day and I found out about a few of the stable runners coming back into work and some heading out.

As previously stated The White Hope has been tipped out and will hopefully be back towards the end of the year. A couple of horses we should see running again soon are Amalfi Dreams and Londehero.

Amalfi Dreams was 1st up a couple of weeks ago now and on face value she did look a bit disappointing. Matt wasn’t able to really pinpoint it but he just wasn’t 100% happy with her after the race and he is just given her a slight freshen up and we may get to see her again shortly. She is far better than run suggests so be a little forgiving when she returns.Caldetes GC

Londehero is another genuine Listed horse who the stable hope can actually reach a greater level than that. He has always promised a lot and has put together some very nice performances in his short career, the best being 2nd to Le Val in the Ken Russell memorial race at the Gold Coast. The Lonhro gelding is back in the stable and has pleased Matthew with the way he has returned.

I thought Masterful Play was very good last Wednesday when he took it up to the well backed leader Classic Bend and really fought hard to finish 3rd  behind Wind Wand while the leader capitulated. He carried 59kg the start before at Rockhampton where he ran well and a win is right around the corner for the son of Minardi.

A very nice mare from Melbourne has entered the stable in the form of La Tikka Rosa, formerly with Peter Moody and has form behind Vain Queen and She Can Skate down there so I am looking forward to seeing her when she steps out.

Epic Terra who had an amazing campaign when last in work is not far off trialling either. He had 4 wins and 4 placings from nine starts last preparation.

As many followers would know I am in a syndicate that has shares in a couple as well that should step out soon. One of those is Caldetes (pictured) and it is fair to say he is not as honest as a horse like Epic Terra. He looked very good as a two-year old and then last prep simply nothing went right. He knuckled his first run back, got severely checked 2nd run back and then it looked as though he trained off. He will trial next week and has been going well enough to get our hopes up again. He is better than his last couple of runs when last in work that is for sure. Our other horse is an unraced two-year old by Jet Spur named Screaming Jet. He has had one prep in the stable and trialled on that occasion where he was a bit wayward. He has shown some ability at home so he should trial in a fortnights time and head to the track in August.

Matty does a great job with the horses he gets from the sales as you will see on his site, simply click on the picture or the banner on the left hand side of the page. He does not have the big money support a lot of stables have and he does not spend a fortune on yearlings, but he constantly matches it with the biggest stables on strike rates every year which is a great achievement. Again he has bought well at nice prices and I am sure more and more people will start using him as the results speak for themselves!