No Doctor Needed set for Southern Supremacy

11:36 AM 24 Mar 2014 NZDT
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John Dunn - driver of No Doctor Needed.
Robert Dunn
No Doctor Needed

Smart three-year-old No Doctor Needed looks right on target for next week’s $45,000 Southern Supremacy after coasting to an effortless win at Invercargill on Saturday.

“We didn’t really want to start him, as it means he will race three weeks in a row, but there was a chance that if he didn’t win another race in the South he could lose his spot in the Supremacy and that was a risk that we weren’t willing to take,” said trainer Robert Dunn.

No Doctor Needed, who is a strong strapping son of Mach Three and star mare Molly Darling, has now had three starts for two wins and a second, but Robert Dunn is adamant that the three-year-old could have just as easily been unbeaten.

“He was a run short last week so Johnny (Dunn) opted to take a trail behind Gentle Western and the race ended up being nothing more than a sprint home,” said Dunn. “But i’m confident that he would be three for three if he stayed in front.”

“I think he has the potential to be a very very good horse,” Dunn added.

“And if he manages to find the top in the Southern Supremacy I don’t think John will be taking a trail. He seems better when in front at this stage of his career as he is such a big rolling type.”

Dunn, who will also have Return To Sender in next Sunday’s $45,000 co-feature, will be looking for back-to-back Supremacy victories after taking the race out last year with Elios, a horse who shares many similar traits to No Doctor Needed.

Meanwhile, Raksdeal looks near on unbeaten in the $45,000 Southland Oaks after setting a fillies track record on Saturday in what was her first run in nearly two months.

By Mitchell Robertson

 

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