Champion jockey Dwayne Dunn expects boom filly Euro Angel (Rip Van Winkle) to continue her upwards trajectory in
Saturday’s Rivette Series Final (1600m) at Flemington.
to Group 2 winners Polish Knight and Leebaz, the well-bred filly (by Rip Van
Winkle out of Polish Princess) was absolutely dominant first-up and takes on a
similar field again in the $120,000 event.
rates her a $1.95 chance - and Dunn hopes she can use this as a launching pad
for bigger and better things.
got a super pedigree, she trialled really well and that’s the way she went when
she won at 1400m with Ben Thompson,”
drawn barrier one with a big weight, but the weights are compressed.
think she’ll get to 2000m, 2400m eventually - she’s a little bit sharper than
the rest of the family but she’s got a big future.
a top-class filly and hopefully she can go to a lot higher level than this.”
could be a big day for Dunn, who is chasing his first Victorian metropolitan
seven city meetings remaining, he’s five wins clear of Craig Williams and has a strong hand on Saturday.
got a ride in all nine races - with Reldas ($11), the only one with double-digit
be happy to come out the other side five (wins ahead), but I’ve got nice rides
and Craig has as well,” Dunn said.
I’ve always said, you’ve just got to execute the ride properly and the winners
come and the rest looks after itself.”