Dunns set to get the chocolates at Addington

By Jonny Turner

Team Dunn only has to hold their form going into Wednesday’s meeting at Addington.

The training and driving combination of Robert, Jenna and John Dunn were on fire last week, racking up four wins at Addington, a Wyndham Cup and a further three victories at Motukarara including the Motukarara Stayers Cup.

“We had a great week last week, it was a great team effort and they all ran well,” John Dunn said.

Charlie Brown made full use of a gem of a Blair Orange drive to win the Wyndham Cup on Saturday at Young Quinn Raceway.

Got The Chocolates is on trial for Wyndham’s biggest annual feature when he has his first start in Addington’s opener on Wednesday.

The race might not be a brilliant punting spectacle with two of five acceptors scratched.

However Canterbury’s first two-year-old race of the year is set to be a form reference of the future.

Got The Chocolates will debut on the back of a brilliant trial win at Rangiora.

If the pacer can run just as well at the races, the horse is a big chance of heading to the Group 2 Kindergarten Stakes at Wyndham later this month.

“His last trial was really good, before that he didn’t go up to the gate and he had a gallop in his next one,” Dunn said.

“But he was really good in his last trial.”

“He has got a bit of a motor there and if he goes well this week he will head down to the Kindergarten.”

Got The Chocolates will take on two youngsters from the All Stars stable in his debut in race 1 on Wednesday.

Rubira impressed when second in his latest trial beating home Midnight Miki, who ran on from the rear.

The Dunn stable also line up Absolute Dynamite in race 7 on Wednesday.

The five-year-old looks a bright hope, landing in a winnable race.

“He is definitely not the worst chance, he hasn’t had a lot of luck.”

“He had to go around the at Reefton but he went a decent enough race.”

“In that field and from a handy enough draw (5) he would have to be a chance.”

Absolute Dynamite has been rated a $4.50 win chance, with Got The Chocolates at $1.40 odds.


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