Dunn’s day out at Murwillumbah

Matthew Dunn.

There are three guarantees in life; two of them are death and taxes, and the third has to be Matthew Dunn bagging a bunch of winners at Murwillumbah.

Dunn has recently tasted success north of the border, with the likes of Cavaup, Golden Decade, and Orient’s Secret winning at Ipswich over the past three weeks.

Back on his home track, Dunn and his team were at it again on Monday, with the stable churning out another masterclass performance when finishing with four winners on the seven-race program. 

Dunn couldn’t be stopped early doors, teaming up with Welsh hoop Ashley Morgan to win the first three races on the card. 

In the first race, Sparkle Motion ($3) was a dominant 4-length winner in The Two-Year-Old Handicap (1100m), and the pair made it a winning double when Nishikori ($4.20) landed 0.29 of a length win in the Open Handicap (1550m). 

In arguably the day’s best win, Cavaup brought up an early treble in the Class Two Handicap (1200m), with Morgan forced to come down the extreme outside of the track to win by 0.34 of a length. 

Dunn’s fourth winner was delivered by Andrew Mallyon, who got the job done on emergency Intentional Lass, which led all the way in the Country Boosted Maiden Plate (1200m).

The yard just missed out on a fifth win in the final event, with The Rockwell Scale ($2.80) and Ash Morgan falling just 0.17 of a length short of eventual winner Beppe ($4.60) in the Benchmark 66 (1100m). 

Trained by Toby and Trent Edmonds, it was coincidently Mallyon that got the Queensland runner home for the win. 

In other races on the card, Les Tilly rode the Stephen Lee-trained Showman ($7.50) to a good win in the Maiden Handicap (1550m), and Heidi Gillie kept up her good recent form, winning on the Jason Edwards-trained Cloudy Miss ($9.50) in the Class One/Maiden Plate (2020m). 

For all results from Murwillumbah, click here.