Alex Dunn Racing Weekly Report (30th August – 5th September)


French Mix gets in on the action this time with her third win of the season at Brighton, under a brilliant ride from Hannah Welch who broke her duck on the flat to ride her first flat winner and give George & Rebecca Welch their first winner on the flat too. However she was not the only horse to run well this week with Diamond Reflection finishing 3rd in a 13 runner field at Lingfield, Getadollar finishing 3rd on her bumper debut and Sigrid Nansen pulls it out the bag to make it 3 thirds and a win from only 4 runners for the yard this week.

Round up of runners

This week as mentioned only 4 runners went out, but all 4 finished in the first 3. I think the best place to start is with Getadollar who was having her fourth career run but pulled up on all 3 previous starts in Irish points and so this was her first completion. The winner won its point in Ireland and was brought for £65000 in February and the second was given an RPR of 101 so if we had beaten these we would have been ecstatic as they should be very good horses. The fourth placed horse was 3rd in a class 4 bumper last time out and given an RPR of 90 and so to have a good horse like that finish behind carrying 7 pound less gives us a lot of encouragement with hopefully having a fun horse on our hands in Getadollar.

French Mix made it 12 wins for the season for the yard at Brighton, and so retains her spot as the leading prizemoney earner so far this season with £15, 569. She broke well and was raced prominently throughout, getting a break on the field from over half a mile out and never looked back, winning by a comfortable 5 lengths. Its brilliant to keep the ball rolling with another winner 3 weeks on the bounce and hopefully there will be many more to come yet.

Diamond Reflection finished in the money yet again at Lingfield and picking up £462 prize money for his third placed effort, not bad for a £600 purchase. He has now run 15 times for us since joining 9 months ago with 6 top 4 places, of which one was a winner. He ran a good race but, did not quite have enough to win the race but managed to hang on for third, which in the end turned out to be a dead heat.

Sigrid Nansen completes formalities with her third place at Kempton in a big runner field finishing third of twelve.  She ran very respectably tracking the leaders, yet did not have quite enough to get in front, however she finished happily enough in front of the favourite behind her in 4th place. This was her fourth run since joining the yard, finishing 6th 4th 3rd 3rdand so has been remarkably consistent and so hopefully these numbers are counting down to a win.

Statistical summary

Jumps 18/19

  • Earnings - £19, 741
  • Wins – 1
  • Top 4 finishes -18/42 (42.86%)

    Flat 18
  • Earnings - £82, 152
  • Wins - 12
  • Top 4 finishes - 45/131 (34.35%)