By Glenn Davis
Trainer Matt Dunn has given punters a strong lead declaring former Sydneysider Duke Of Buckingham as the stable’s best hope from a big contingent at Doomben on Wednesday.
The experienced trainer Dunn believes Duke Of Buckingham is up to winning in Saturday grade but has opted for a low-key Brisbane debut in the QTIS Three-Year-Old Handicap over 2060 metres.
Duke Of Buckingham, who is set to be ridden by Michael Cahill (pictured), is one of eight entries for Dunn at Doomben and one of 26 horses he acquired from the stables of disqualified Sydney trainer David Pfieffer.
The son of Street Boss is owned by Waratah Thoroughbreds, who had 26 horses in work when Pfieffer was outed two months ago and most have been transferred to Dunn, who has stables at Warwick Farm and Murwillumbah in Northern NSW.
“I’ve inherited a lot of horses from David’s stable and most are owned by Waratah,” Dunn said.
“I train about 10 horses myself for Waratah and I sent Duke Of Buckingham up to Brisbane to boost his confidence and he’s fit and well.
“He’s definitely up to Saturday class but this looks a nice race for him to kick off in Brisbane and he should be very hard to beat.”