Luke Fletcher rode his first winner over jumps on DUNOWEN at Huntingdon yesterday. James Eustace was delighted to give Luke his first winner over jumps as he did so well on WELCOME STRANGER for him last summer. This winner was Luke's last as a claimer, let's hope this winner will give him some more opportunities over jumps but he will continue to ride on the flat aswell.
DUNOWEN is owned by one of the yards most loyal owner's Pam Matthews, she has had horses with James Eustace since his first season. It was great to have another winner for her but a great shame that she couldn't be there herself to cheer him home. It was the horse's first run for 358 days so it did come as a bit of a surprise but he held on well in very testing ground to win by half a length. DUNOWEN does appear to run best fresh so he will probably wait now for a race at Fakenham at the end of March, hopefully his owner will be able to go and see him run there.