Dwayne and Dylan Dunn deliver running double for Lindsay Park   Leave a comment

Dwayne and Dylan Dunn deliver running double for Lindsay Park

September 26, 2015 2:24pm
Afleet Esprit and Dylan Dunn loom large down the outside to win the Pancare Foundation Plate from Japhils. Picture: Norm Oorloff

DWAYNE Dunn is often burdened with more pressure than any other jockey. Sometimes he has to ride against his son, Dylan.

So Saturday started as close to perfect as it can ever get — the father and son teamed together to ride a $41 running double for Lindsay Park.

Dylan drove Afleet Esprit home to score by a nose in the first race, while his father produced Firehouse Rock at the last minute to win the second.

“It’s a big thrill for myself to be competing against Dylan, and he’s done a great job to ride a winner,” Dwayne said.

“It’s hard to ride against him, because you are always thinking where he is — there would be nothing worse than him bringing me down, or me bringing him down.”

Lindsay Park co-trainer Tom Dabernig was full of praise for Dylan, saying despite a battle with weight his 3kg claim was a great asset to the stable.

Dwayne Dunn and Firehouse Rock. Picture: Norm Oorloff
Dylan Dunn and Afleet Esprit. Picture: Norm Oorloff

“I think he’s got a little bit of a similar style to his dad,” he said.

“We’re all originally South Australians so we remember Dwayne very well coming up through the ranks — he’s always been a brilliant talent.

Dabernig could not split their rides on Saturday.

He said Afleet Esprit would not have won without the 3kg claim, while Firehouse Rock was “ridden to perfection”.

“He’s a tricky horse, a bit of a thinker, so I think Dwayne rode him perfectly to produce him at the right time,” Dabernig said.

“I’m sure they’ll have a celebration tonight.”

David Hayes said he was astounded by how much Dylan had improved tactically in the past three or four months.

Dylan’s win at his only Caulfield ride on Saturday was tempered by the fact he was suspended for eight meetings from the Moonee Valley night meeting on Friday.

Dad’s turn: Firehouse Rock (yellow) and Dwane Dunn combine to take out the second race. Picture: Norm Oorloff
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Posted September 26, 2015 by belesprit09 in Uncategorized

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