Dunkel can stamp Tasmanian Derby credentials in Launceston Guineas

Rising Victorian stayer Dunkel has lots in his favour for his hardest take a look at in Friday evening’s Listed Launceston Guineas (2100m).The Patrick Payne-trained Dunkel has gained three of his 4 begins, producing his finest effort up to now to attain over 2000m at Flemington on January 14.That effort satisfied Payne to evaluate Dunkel as a Tasmanian Derby contender within the Launceston Guineas.Dunkel has not raced above Benchmark 70 degree however is effectively in on the weights within the $125,000 race.AUTUMN CARNIVAL OFFER: UNLOCK EVERYTHING ON RACENET FOR $1Dunkel’s ranking of 81 is 13 factors away from the following finest runner, native three-year-old Royal And Powerful, however he meets his rivals at set weights in his first interstate foray.“It appears a pleasant race for him and the set weights ought to go well with him,” Payne stated.“I all the time thought early doorways that the Tassie Derby would go well with however he’s ideally weighted within the Guineas.“I reckon Launceston is a beautiful structure of a monitor so we’re eager to go down there.”Payne gained final 12 months’s Tasmanian Derby with The Nephew earlier than testing that galloper within the Group 1 South Australian Derby a number of begins later.Payne had related plans for Dunkel, offering he raced as much as expectations in Tasmania.“We are able to’t get carried away along with his wins being low season however what I do like about them is he has been very robust within the final 100m,” Payne stated.“It’s very onerous to discover a horse like that.“I believe the SA Derby could be a really perfect race for him as effectively.”Payne stated the Group 2 Alister Clark Stakes at The Valley in March would additionally match into Dunkel’s program.“He can simply preserve ticking alongside,” Payne stated.“These free-range farm horses, they don’t actually need to go to the spelling paddock.“We don’t actually have to coach them. He simply canters round then goes to the races.“He’s acquired a reasonably good life on the farm.”Jockey Harry Coffey will make the journey south to trip Dunkel at Launceston.Initially revealed as Patrick Payne to check Dunkel as a Tasmanian Derby contender in Launceston Guineas