Robert Dunn closes in on a season century

11:58 PM 07 Jul 2014 NZST
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Robert Dunn - is closing in on 100 winners for the season.
I've Got This

 Following on from another week's racing the chase for 100 seasonal wins has become that much easier for the Robert Dunn stable. Wins by Florin - Addington Friday and I've Got This - Timaru Sunday, now take the winning tally to 96, just four shy of the ton.

The 4yr old Holmes Hanover mare Florin, was having her first start for the Dunn’s after having been at the Woodend stable for just six days. The manner of her winning performance, winning easing down by 2 lengths, suggests that there is far more in store for her and connections before the winter is over.

At yesterday's Timaru meeting, it was stable junior reinsman Matt Purvis and I've Got This, that looked a very progressive combination over the upcoming season. Having just his 5th race start, the 3yr old Love You gelding was driven confidently by Purvis throughout.  While the margin was a narrow half head, this was a perfectly executed drive by Matt, who was recording his 5th winning drive for the season from just 63 opportunities.

From the same family as top trotter Dr Hook (15 wins) and the well performed Moment Of Truth (22 wins), this guy is one to definitely keep an eye for in future months.     

Meanwhile in other premiership news:

- Samantha holds a 3 win lead in the junior drivers'

- John is now on 90 wins for the season and a chance to get back to back 100's

- Dexter is just 4 wins shy of another double-century  

By Mike Drury (ROBERT DUNN RACING)

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