The Nelson Winter Cup, which was taken out impressively by handy intermediate grade pacer Fifth Edition, was just one of four wins for freakish reinsman Dexter Dunn at Nelson’s Richmond Park today.
“It wasn’t my best ever drive on the first day when he finished second so I was glad to make up for it today,” said Dunn.
“He is a nice horse who is improving all the time and he won pretty easily in the end,” he added.
It was Dunn’s second win in the Nelson Winter Cup, after having taken out the 2012 edition with Tom And Jerry, also trained by Cran Dalgety.
“I’m not entirely sure what Cran (Dalgety-trainer) has maped out for him now but I’d say he will probably go to Blenheim for the Marlborough Cup.
Dunn was also successful on the Cran Dalgety trained Rapid Mach as well as Sounds Like Us, and Wesley Silcox, who made it two wins from as many starts.
The Brent White trained three-year-old is now under offer and is likely to join the stable of Dunn’s father, Robert.
The Margo Nyhan trained Sounds Like Us, who was having her 45th start today, was one of two long-time maidens that Dunn pushed over the line during the weekend. The other was Limitation who broke through for her first win at start number 51 at Forbury on Thursday.
Dunn has now won 173 races this season and looks on target for a double century.
By Mitchell Robertson