Dunn dreaming big with Sundees Son
By Jonny Turner
Trainer Robert Dunn delivered terrible news for the connections of Australasia’s best trotters after Sundees Sun bolted in in the 4YO Ruby at the Harness Jewels.
The four-year-old boosted his claim to be crowned New Zealand’s trotter of the year when completing a hat-trick of Group 1 wins for driver John Dunn.
Sundees Sun will. head to the spelling paddock with Australasia’s biggest trotting races at the forefront of his trainer’s planning.
First up? The Dominion and the Inter Dominion Trotting Championships.
Robert Dunn said Sundees Sun could return a harder horse for his Grand Circuit rivals to beat, next season.
“He could come back even better, he still hasn’t filled out fully, yet.
“We’ll target those races at home before Christmas and then look to take him to Australia.”
Driver John Dunn took no chances with Sundees Sun, working him to the front early in the race from barrier 4.
The reinsman poured the pressure on his rivals from the 500m and they simply had no response.
“It was a brilliant win, he is just in the zone at the moment.
“Early on, Johnny had to look after him and that is paying off now, he has just strengthened up, so much.”
Winterfell went a big race, sitting parked outside of Sundees Sun to run second while outsider Majestic Hurricane produced the eye-catching performance of the race for third.
The Ken Barron-trained and driven trotter worked himself in to a frenzy in the preliminary and the trotter’s mood only looked to worsen when a false start was called.
Majestic Hurricane over-raced badly after the restart of the race and looked to cause Barron some difficulty.
Exerting extra effort did not look to take much out of Majestic Hurricane at the finish, as he charged in to the money.