Congratulations To TRJC Murwillumbah Trainer Matt Dunn On Madotti's Outstanding MM Win
Jan 18, 2017
Third time proved the lucky charm for Madotti when she won the Magic Millions QTIS Open (1300m) at the Gold Coast on Saturday.
Trainer Matthew Dunn breathed a sigh of relief when Madotti ($4.60) held off the fast-finishing In His Stride ($10) to win by a nose in a gripping finish.
Dunn said Madotti deserved her moment to shine after unlucky performances at previous Magic Millions carnivals.
“She was pretty stiff not to win the two-year-old Classic and also the Guineas last year. There’s no more deserving winner than her,” Dunn said.
“Today she finally drew a decent alley, had a sweet run and everything fell into place.”
Dunn said jockey Tye Angland took the right option of settling in second position in contrast to earlier winners Ajani and Irish Constabulary, which came from well back on the home turn.
“A lot of people were probably surprised that she led, but Tye made the correct decision and got her to the right part of the track straightening up and she did the rest,” he said.
“I was confident this was the right race for her because it’s one of the few times in ages that she’s drawn a decent barrier.
“When she does draw well in a race she always steps up to the plate.”
Stable Runner Perfect Dare Almost Takes Out The MM Cup
Perfect Dare come so close to winning the Magic Millions Cup, after a driving finish saw Jim Byrne sitting down to ride in the concluding stages to arrive a lip to late.
Honors on this occasion was with Testashadow, with the visitor landing a cigarette paper between the pair, in race 6 on the program.
Perfect Dare's preparation this time through has been a great ride for connections and although heading out to a last start disappointment, the ownership group saw the Fastnet Rock by Perfect Truth commodity go down in the concluding stages with the beautifully prepared runner leaving nothing in the tank, Snippets Land finished third on this occasion.
4yo Bay Gelding
by FASTNET ROCK from PERFECT TRUTH (IRE)
5x Pedigree Report
Mr M J Dunn, Mr P L Mills, Mr P L Lehfeldt, Mr L Polglase, Mr B P Quinn, Mr W A Strauch, Mr B F Charman, Mr P J Leslight, Mr S J O'dempsey, Mr B J O'dempsey, Mr M Page, Mr G M Grant, Mr C O'keefe, Mr D Gray