Jul 31, 2014
Photo courtesy of Trackside Photography.
Dunlap, a three year old son of Guillotine and named after the famous U.S. businessman Al (Chainsaw) Dunlap, showed he may be a horse in the making by winning the Quest Breakfast Creek Maiden over 1400m at Eagle Farm. After a flying start from an outside barrier, jockey Ashley Butler, was able to position him on the rail right behind the leaders before forging through along the rail in the straight, to score and easy and impressive win.
“We are so glad he won today as one of the partners of BPK Racing, Mike Price, died last week and he was his favourite horse. It is such a shame that he was not with us to see him, but he must have been there helping Ash, as it was an amazing ride to get him box seated from his wide gate. It was a pretty impressive win considering Ashley looked after him over the last 100m or so.” Commented Dan Meagher.
“This was a real Singapore win, as the owners, including Dad, all became friends up there and raced horses with us when we were based there. They are a great bunch and have been so patient, allowing us to give him a very solid foundation and bring him along slowly. Hopefully they will now start to reap some rewards. We have a pretty good opinion of him and even though he won pretty easy today, he will be much better once we start to get him out a bit further.” Commented Chris Meagher.
John Meagher was also a very pleased man after the race, saying “Dave Bizzaca and I bought this horse at the Karaka sales. He is a great specimen and beautifully bred, out of a Centaine mare and from the same family as Bonecrusher. We have taken our time with him as he is pretty much bred to stay, so we have given him a really solid foundation, being in and out of work quite a number of times now. He has matured quite a bit mentally over the past few months and is now showing what he is really made of. I am looking forward to getting him to 2000m, where I think he will be at his best.”