Nathan Dunn secures first May Races win as a trainer

CHUFFED: Racing enthusiast Bob Charley with trainer Nathan Dunn, who celebrated his first May Racing Carnival win in race two on Tuesday. Picture: Todd Nicholson/Getty Images
CHUFFED: Racing enthusiast Bob Charley with trainer Nathan Dunn, who celebrated his first May Racing Carnival win in race two on Tuesday. Picture: Todd Nicholson/Getty Images

AN 100-1 outsider gave former jumps jockey Nathan Dunn the first win of his training career at the May Racing Carnival on Tuesday.

Hoop Arron Lynch led $40 hope Bedroucho home in race two – a 1400-metre maiden hurdle  – from Euroman and Aljamaal.

Dunn – a former Grand Annual winning jockey – said he was rapt with the result.

“It is an absolute thrill, I can’t explain it,” he said.

“I switched from being a jumps jockey to a horse breaker slash pre trainer and to slowly building up my business.

“To get my first winner in the May carnival and a 100-to-one shot, you couldn’t write the script.”

Dunn, who won the Grand Annual on Kwila’s Quest in 2004, said training winners to riding winners was a different feeling.

“I can’t compare it. Grand Annual is an amazing feeling, to go past that post,” he said.

“But I was confident he (Bedroucho) would run a bit of a race from me.

“It just reassures you that you’re doing the right thing. I am just starting off and have a small team and you’re forever second-guessing yourself because you’re learning as you go.

“And it just confirms what you’re doing right and it just gives you confidence.”

Lynch said it was a big thrill to win at Warrnambool.

"It's a big thrill for Nathan as well," he said.

"The horse went super. I bided my time, got on the back of Johnny Allen, we got onto the best part of the track and he hit the line well.

"The field looked strong, I thought we were a place chance but didn't expect to win.”

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