ALEX DUNN RACING WEEKLY REPORT (28th February – 6th March)


Northern raid to Newcastle returns with interest for Cry Wolf, Ventura Blues and Mr Minerals. This sublime effort followed up in the week with a couple takes us over the £50,000 mark for the season on the flat!

Round Up of runners

Our raid on Newcastle, proved a great success with Cry Wolf building upon Argus’ catalytic win last week to bag another one this week. I have no idea why all his shares were not sold months ago as his form has been sublime. He performed very well at Newcastle, where he was cruelly denied last time by a miss timed run to this time looking the winner from halfway up the run in. His versatility is fantastic, winning over both 1m4 and 2 miles and so will look for another race in this region soon. Ventura Blues finished 2nd of our trio, yet this was in a class 3 and took home a valuable £4,660 for her efforts. She ran very well, with the racing post saying the winner was ‘emphatic’ and so we were satisfied with her performance. It would be great if she could win one of these juicy prizemoney contests and off her first 3 runs which were all places for us this is not out of the question. Mr Minerals completed the trio of runners to make a win and 2 places for Team Dunn. He was always in the frame and went well to finish a respectable 4th place. The trip was 7 furlongs and his only win came over a mile and the way he stayed on this may be where his future lies though is still competitive over 7 furlongs and so no reason to change yet.

Truckers Tangle was a bit frustrating at Fakenham as it felt like a gettable race. He ran well all the way though just didn’t have the toe at the end and then made a bad mistake at the last, but survived. Fakenham was a big step up in trip for him and maybe it was a bit too much, maybe not though time will tell.

Enmeshing was an increrdibly infuriating second this week. I say infuriating and by this I mean it is so annoying to get beaten by a short distance at the end of a race. Enmeshing ran very well and looked like he might just make it to the line infront at one point, but ultimately his lack of toe just got the better of him.

Hollander was 2 lengths second at Kempton in a 6 furlong sprint on Wednesday. He ran on well to get past horses close to the line but wasn’t able to challenge the winner. This was a massive step in the direction from his last run, when coming last over 5 furlongs at Chelmsford and hopefully not too long now till Helium Racing can break their duck.

News in Racing

Under a week to Cheltenham! It was very annoying to miss out on the opportunity to be there with Tulsa Jack, but the Flu Epidemic and weather took the choice out of our hands. Al Dancer looks difficult to beat in the first and McManus looks to have one of his strongest hands in a while going in. Hopefully a safe and fun week will be had by all.

Statistical Summary

Jumps 18/19

Earnings - £79,878

Wins - 7

Top 4 finishes – 46/ 133 (34.59%)

Flat 19

Earnings - £51,237

Wins – 7

Top 4 finishes –22/49 (45.9%)

Total 2019

            Earnings - £58,414

            Wins - 7

            Top 4 finishes – 31/80 (38.75%)