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Dexter Dunn to drive Let It Ride

08:57 AM 18 Jul 2018 NZST
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IT has been a while between drinks, but Dexter Dunn will be out to an extend his unbeaten run aboard Let It Ride in Saturday night’s $200,000 Group 1 Blacks A Fake at Albion Park.

Dunn drove the Tim Butt-trained pacer to win his first four starts – all at Addington – but hasn’t taken the reins since.

The most recent of those wins was on March 31, last year.

But Dunn was more than happy when told Anthony Butt had opted to stick with My Field Marshal as his drive in the Blacks A Fake, meaning Dunn would be aboard Let It Ride.

“I’d have been happy to drive either horse. It was great to get the call-up from Tim,” Dunn said.

“I actually went across this time last year to Brisbane and finished second on My Field Marshal in the Sunshine Sprint.

“But Let It Ride is an exciting horse. I know Tim’s always had a big opinion of him and he’s taking him along really well.

“He’s been racing well, has the good draw and Tim obviously thinks he’s ready to step-up to a race like this.”

Dunn said this would be “about my seventh or eight trip to Albion Park” and his most recent major win came aboard Terry Chmiel’s filly Nek Time in the 2016 Queensland Oaks.

 

Adam Hamilton

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