Dunn back in Melbourne with city win

DunnbackinMelbournewithcitywin

November16,20166:15pm。

byAAP

Freshfromsuccessontheinternationalstage,leadingapprenticeDylanDunnhasbroughthiswinningformhometoMelbourne。

LastseasonschampionjuniorriderinMelbourne,DunnwontheSheikhaFatimaBintMubarakApprenticeWorldChampionshipFinalinAbuDhabionSunday。

HereturnedtoMelbourneracingonWednesdaytosteertheColinLittle-trainedDominoVitaletovictoryintheMDDillonContructionsHandicap(1600m)。

DominoVitale($26)scoredby1-1/4lengthsoverSweetMelodywithMaternalaneckawaythird。

Whatagreatexperiencetodothat(inAbuDhabi)andthencomebackhereandkickoffwithawinnerwhenIvejustgotdowntomy1-1/2kiloclaim,Dunnsaid。

Wednesdaywasthefirstdaythe21-year-oldrodewithhisreducedclaim。

DunnsaidwinninginAbuDhabiwasagreatexperience。

Itwasoneofthosethingsyoudreamabout,hesaid。

Togettorepresentyourcountryisonething,buttoactuallycomeoutachampionisanother。

IlearnedsomuchandmetalotofgoodconnectionsandIthinkthatcanonlyimprovemyriding。

Evencomingbackheretodayinthatrace,ItriednottopanicwhenIwascaughtdeep。

DunnwasnttheonlyapprenticeinthewinnerscircleatSandownwithBenAllenridingadoublewhileJyeMcNeilandBenThompsoneachrodeawinner。

AllensdoublecameaboardDarrenWeir-trainedrunnersBigHammerandRoyalAceandtookhisseasontallyto12citywinsinMelbournetobefifthinthejockeyspremiership。

ItsgoodwhenyougetgoodsupportfromDarrenWeir,Allensaid。

Whenyoureonhishorsesyoualwaysknowtheyregoingtoberock-hardfitandreadytowin。

BigHammermadeitthree-straight,comingintotheThoroughbredClubHandicap(2400m)offwinsatCranbourneandHamiltonathispasttwostarts。

Three-year-oldcoltRoyalAceremainedunbeatenfromtwostartsashegothomebyalongneckintheMypunter。

comHandicap(1300m)inhiscitydebut。