ALEX DUNN RACING WEEKLY REPORT (29th November – 5th December)


With the rain finally deciding to make its long overdue reappearance, its looks as if winter jumps racing may finally be in full flow. That said Chasing Headlights ran a cracking race at Taunton finish second to the inform Bonza Girl and we had 2 more runners on the flat. However, in the pointing sphere Blackwater Bramble absolutely romped up at Larkhill, winning his second race in as many starts.

Round Up of runners

Chasing Headlights ran a blinder at Taunton, going well most of the way in midfield before making progress 3 out and looming dangerously coming to the last but just did not quite have enough toe to get ahead of the winner. This was his third placed effort in a row, though he has now received a four pound rise but hopefully he shall continue in this vein of form.

Maraakib and Cool Macavity ran in an earlier race at Taunton, finishing down the field. It was great to have runners at the local track, though the cut in the ground didn’t really suit either of them.

Diamond Reflection and Chorus of lies both ran good races at Kempton and Lingfield, with both finishing at the higher end of midfield. Both of them ran similar races in midfield and staying on towards the end.

Blackwater Bramble has kept the ball rolling with his second winner in as many runs, this time at Larkhill. His time was the fastest of the day yet again, winning by an impressive 20 lengths. He was quickly dropped in due to the hard pace of the race, taking up the lead 5 out and coasting home with a handsome lead. He will have a little break now and come out again firing in the New Year to try and make it 3 out of 3.

Jumps seasons Christmas break

Now that the Christmas period has arrived, I thought I might explain the Christmas period in racing. During the 23rd, 24th and 25ty December there is a brief paus in the season that allows us to celebrate the Christmas period that said there will be some heroic workers here on Christmas day. Boxing Day is one of the biggest days racing of the year, with no less than 7 jumps fixtures and 1 flat fixture, the highlight of the day being the King George VI. Hopefully everyone will have a good break and then make the most of these upcoming fixtures.

News in Racing

Thursdays chase card at Leicester has been abandoned making it a hurdles only card. They have suffered hugely, missing a third of their usual rain fall according to some reports and so meaning that in some parts the ground is firm and others it is softer. Hopefully the rainfall problem may now sort itself out.

Statistical Summary

Jumps 18/19

Earnings - £41,328

Wins - 3

Top 4 finishes – 28/84 (33.33%)

Flat 18

Earnings - £110,727

Wins – 14

Top 4 finishes – 57/182 (31.32%)