Popular Canterbury harness racing trainer Robert Dunn cracked the 100 winners for the season for the first time as a trainer when a recent recruit to the stable Wesley Silcox took out the the Tinwald Tavern Mobile Pace at Ashburton today.
Robert has had the stable firing on all cylinders all season and to reach the coverted 100 club is a just reward for all the hard work the stable has put in throughout the season.
Wesley Silcox was recently purchased for stable clients out of the Brent White barn after two very impressive wins at the recent Nelson meeting with the original owner deciding to stay in and remain part of the ownership group.
It is not the first time that Robert Dunn has bought out of the Brent White stable with Elios 1:55 ($213,676) an earlier purchase.
Steadied out of the gate today from barrier two by driver John Dunn, Wesley Silcox slotted into a nice possie in the running line for the first 1400 meters.
Sent forward outside the leader Change Time at the 1000 meter mark, Wesley Silcox sat there until they turned for home when he kicked away for an impressive two length victory with John Dunn hardly moving in the cart.
The win made it three from three for Wesley Silcox and the good looking son of Courage Under Fire looks to have a huge future in front of him.
He paced the 2400 meters from the mobile in a swift 3:00.6, a mile rate of 2:01 with impressive closing sectionals of 56.2 and 27.5.
Falcon's Goddess, the dam of Wesley Silcox is a 1:58.5 daughter of the former smart Soky's Atom mare, Soky's Lass 1:58.9 ($34,754).
Soky's Lass is very closely related to two of the best horses to ever set foot on a racetrack in New Zealand in Luxury Liner 1:56.9 ($1,721,984) and Christopher Vance 1:54.6 ($1,747,167).
It is a family that has been a bit quiet in recent years but in Wesley Silcox it looks to have found another star.