Stable Runners For Matthew Dunn Racing At Grafton On Monday
Apr 15, 2018
Country racing for Monday, April 16 will be held at Grafton with fine conditions seeing eight events to be decided, racing on a current good (4).
The first of the stable runners will see Otto's Brother compete in a class 2 handicap over 1410m with Clayton Gallagher aboard jumping from barrier eight with a field of 8 to run.
RACE 1 - GRAFTON - MONDAY 16 APRIL, 2018 - ACCEPTANCES
12:35pm - Crown Hotel Motel Hcp (C2) - Good(4) - 1410m - $20,000
Class 2, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 54.00) - +3m w/p to 1600m, +2m 1600m to 1200m then +3m1200m towp
4. Otto's Brother
BARRIER: 8 AGE: 3yo SEX: g PRIZE: $11,385
WEIGHT: 56kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 33%
JOCKEY: Clayton Gallagher (a) SIRE: Red Element PLACE%: 33%
TRAINER: M J Dunn at Murwillumbah DAM: Just The Star (by Agnes World (USA)) API: 3.8
COLOURS: Red, pink triangle, pink and blue hooped sleeves, pink cap
OWNERS: A W Rohde, Jacobsen Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: P N Jacobsen)
When last in competition Otto’s Brother finished nine of 13 at the Gold Coast when competing in a class one a fortnight ago.
He enters as a 14 to 1 chance, having won at Lismore three starts back, he drops down in weight from the last start at the Gold Coast & will need some luck from a tricky alley.
Race two will see a BM 64 handicap over 2020m with Lauderdale to be joined by Clayton Gallagher jumping from barrier eight as the $1.80 favourite.
RACE 2 - GRAFTON - MONDAY 16 APRIL, 2018 - ACCEPTANCES
1:10pm - Australian Hotel (Bm64) - Good(4) - 2220m - $20,000
Benchmark 64, Handicap (Min HCP Wgt: 54.00) - +3m w/p to 1600m, +2m 1600m to 1200m then +3m1200m towp
BARRIER: 8 AGE: 4yo SEX: g PRIZE: $37,725
WEIGHT: 58kg COLOUR: b WIN%: 18%
JOCKEY: Clayton Gallagher (a) SIRE: Rothesay PLACE%: 27%
TRAINER: M J Dunn at Murwillumbah DAM: Jeopardy (by Lonhro) API: 3.4
COLOURS: Maroon, white epaulettes
OWNERS: L Polglase, N V Schmidt, Mrs H J Schmidt, W A Strauch, B P Quinn, A D D Ogilvie, R C Humphrey, R J Gannon, Glenlogan Park (Mgr: J M Haseler) & Aspariamo Racing (Mgr: J M Vedelago)
WINS: 1(1710), 1(1020)
Last time out the four-year-old gelding, claimed a Grafton win over 1710m, after leading throughout for a dominant win, he does step up in distance, has good early speed, & any repeat of the last start run will have him in the finish.
Race six will see Yeppoon compete in a class one combined maiden set weights over 1710m with the four-year-old gelding to be joined by Clayton Gallagher jumping from barrier three at current odds of $4-1.
RACE 6 - GRAFTON - MONDAY 16 APRIL, 2018 - ACCEPTANCES
3:35pm - Jacaranda Hotel Plate (C1) - Good(4) - 1710m - $20,000
Class 1, Set Weight - +3m w/p to 1600m, +2m 1600m to 1200m then +3m1200m towp
BARRIER: 3 AGE: 4yo SEX: g PRIZE: $21,990
WEIGHT: 59kg COLOUR: ch WIN%: 11%
JOCKEY: Clayton Gallagher (a) SIRE: Jet Spur PLACE%: 44%
TRAINER: M J Dunn at Murwillumbah DAM: Bleeding Heart (by Show A Heart) API: 2.4
COLOURS: Maroon, white epaulettes
OWNERS: Glenlogan Park (Mgr: J M Haseler)
Last time out he finished fourth of 12/1400m at Beaudesert in a class 2 Hcp, he resumes off a quick backup after travelling towards the tail and making good ground to the line when arriving 1.7 lengths behind the winner.
He will likely settle back again and extra distance looks to suit.
Best of luck to all connected at Grafton on Monday.