MATT Dunn went one, two, three for the second time on Murwillumbah Cup day as he dominated the first half of the 2018 Riverview Hotel Murwillumbah Cup meeting.
After landing the quinella in the first race and then the trifecta in the second the Murwillumbah trainer claimed the trifecta in the fourth when Indian Rocks beat stablemate Hayburner and Pay Day Grey in the Cunningham Valuers & Property Advisers Maiden Plate (1530m).
“He’s a decent horse,” Matt Dunn told Sky Thoroughbred Central’s gary Kliese after the win.
“Hung on well. All three of them are good horses.”
Gary Kliese reckoned it was an outstanding training feat to claim two trifectas in the one day, as well as an early quinella.
Matt Dunn was humble and deflected the praise.
“Obviously the home track advantage is a big help,” he said.
“Working the horses here at the track also helps and all of them are going good too.”
Tegan Harrison rode Indian Rocks and said he had an early “soft run”.
“So when they came at him he could go with them but I was never confident with him,” she told Matt Dunn.
Matt Dunn said the win “might be the confidence he needs” to go on with it.
He also there were many factors had led to his early successes – three wins, three quinellas and two trifectas.
Not only the home track advantage but having fit and healthy horses, with expert jockeys such as Tegan Harrison, Matthew McGuren and Ben Looker having his horses in the best positions to take advantage.
Add to that the outstanding care and work by his large staff and it baked a formidable racing cake as a delicious entree to the big races following on Cup day.