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Godolphin Eyes Spring With In-Form Varda

Improving filly Varda has put herself in the mix for a spot on Godolphin’s spring carnival team and continued jockey Jason Collett’s sparkling vein of form. The three-year-old was rising to Saturday company after a facile victory against older horses first-up at Canterbury, showing great determination to land the Ranvet Handicap (1100m) at Rosehill. Godolphin’s[...]
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Dunn Finds Unexpected Target For Snitz

The enforcement of interstate travel restrictions because of COVID-19 has impacted trainer Matt Dunn more than most, but it could also deliver a surprising reward. Based in Murwillumbah, Dunn is a strong presence in his local NSW Northern Rivers region and also travels horses extensively to south-east Queensland. The latter has become difficult during the[...]
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Gracie Belle Wins Country Championship

Leading Northern Rivers trainer Matt Dunn has celebrated country racing’s biggest prize by the smallest of margins with Gracie Belle at Randwick. A $21 chance in Saturday’s $400,000 Country Championship Final, Gracie Belle put her nose down on the line under hard riding by Kerrin McEvoy to get the decision over Al Mah Haha by[...]
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Barrier A Worry For Xanthus

Trainer Matt Dunn will be forced into running promising Xanthus despite the gelding drawing a bad barrier at Eagle Farm. Xanthus will get an early start to his winter carnival campaign in the Ascot Green Three-Year-Old Handicap (1000m) in which he has drawn barrier 11. Dunn said the barrier was far from perfect for Xanthus[...]
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Badoosh To Be Tested As A Stayer

Badoosh has a career-defining moment as trainer Matt Dunn’s only runner at Eagle Farm . The Murwillumbah-based Dunn had 18 acceptors for the Grafton meeting on Thursday but decided to bring Badoosh to Brisbane for Saturday’s QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap (1800m). Dunn realises Badoosh has a task with 59kg from a wide barrier but is looking[...]
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Plonka Books Country Championship Berth

Plonka has given trainer Warren Gavenlock his biggest win and booked his ticket to the $500,000 Country Championship final with his heat win at Grafton. The Northern Rivers $150,000 qualifying heat was run on Thursday after being delayed then transferred from a waterlogged Coffs Harbour. Under confident riding from Rachel Murray, Plonka beat the Matt[...]
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Impasse To Make Open Company Debut

In-form Impasse will make his open company debut at Eagle Farm despite weights for the race being lifted. Impasse was accepted in Saturday’s Family Raceday Open Handicap and the Class Six Plate, both over 1400m. When the original topweight Hallelujah Boy did not accept in the open handicap, weights were raised 2.5kg meaning Impasse was[...]
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