IT FINISHED almost as it started.
Pegapus, trained by Murwillumbah trainer Matt Dunn, raced away from her opposition to win today’s $22,000 JH Williams Tygalgah Cup (2020m).
Dunn had won three of the first four races on Murwillumbah Cup day, claiming three quinellas and two trifectas early on before grabbing a share of the Murwillumbah Cup when Zamex deadheated with Gold Coast gelding Future Event.
Pegapus made it four and half wins for the day, a red letter day for Dunn almost equalling another day at home when he trained six winners.
“A big day,” Matt Dunn smiled.
Pegapus, he said, didn’t settle well initially for Jimmy Byrne.
“Gave him a bit of hard time but once he got him to come back under him she raced well. Dropping back in grade (benchmark 66) helped too.”
Jim Byrne believes she might have benefitted greatly from the drop in class.
“It was a nice tempo for her and she accelerated well too.”
Matt Dunn said the mare, who is a daughter of Purrealist and has now won five of her 28 starts, had buoyed her owners.
“They have been very patient with her,” he said “and she’s done great job for them.”