SOARING AHEAD: Delightful Feeling, ridden by jockey Robbie Fradd, won Race 5 at Ipswich Racecourse on Wednesday.
SOARING AHEAD: Delightful Feeling, ridden by jockey Robbie Fradd, won Race 5 at Ipswich Racecourse on Wednesday. David Nielsen

Dunn's Delightful Feeling

MURWILLUMBAH-based Matt Dunn is a former Ipswich Trainer's Premiership winner and has been striving hard to win another since that successful season three years ago.

Last Wednesday at Ipswich, Dunn trained Flitero to a strong win to move to second spot on the current season premiership ladder and former South African jockey Robbie Fradd made it his 10th win of the season aboard the first starter.

Delightful Feeling is well bred and remains an entire despite having his first start as a four-year-old last week.

He is by former Golden Slipper winner Jet Spur out of a Spinning World mare and former smart galloper Perfect Feeling, a black type winner including the Tattersalls Mile.

However, as Matt Dunn moved into second, runaway premiership leader Tony Gollan trained another two winners with Hi I'm Back and Sequalex - propelling him to 16 wins before the season has hit the halfway mark.

After winning his first Ipswich Premiership last year, Gollan is moving to long odds to collect another title this year as his stable continues to fire on all cylinders.

The rider of most of Gollan's winners at Ipswich this season has been Tegan Harrison although she was only aboard the winner Sequalex for Gollan on Wednesday.

Tegan did, however, manage to make it a winning double also for the day as she won aboard the long priced Castanita for Bryan Guy later in the day.

This was also the 16th season win for the current premiership leader who is now four wins ahead of nearest rivals Jim Orman and Matt McGillivray, both promising apprentices.

Talk is beginning as to whether Tegan Harrison can be the first female to win an Ipswich Jockey's Premiership.

The ladies have conquered the Ipswich Trainer's Premiership (Gillian Heinrich in 2014), Apprentice Jockey Premierships (Mandy Radecker, Tegan Harrison, and Cassie Schmidt), and an Ipswich Cup which Tegan Harrison won in 2014 aboard Brave Ali.

 

Apprentice's hot run

Matt McGillivray moved to equal second on the Jockey's Premiership with a winning double as well last week.

His winners were Gollan's Hi I'm Back and Kelly Doughty's Little Long Horn later in the day.

McGillivray who is now claiming two kilograms moved level with Jim Orman on 12 season wins.

Orman's claim has been reduced to 1.5 kilograms on the provincial circuit.

Another two kilogram claiming apprentice in the winner's stall on Wednesday was Beau Appo as he was successful aboard Michael Lakey's Red Chandelier.

This three-year-old filly deserved her maiden win after six previous placings from seven career starts.

 

Ipswich racing tomorrow

Tomorrow is the second of five consecutive Wednesday meetings at Ipswich running through until February 10.

Unusually the next meeting after that streak of Wednesdays in February is a Sunday meeting on the 21st.

The first Friday meeting for 2015 is on March 4 and with the promise of Eagle Farm being back in action in May, there will be a majority of Fridays returning to Ipswich in mid-2016, a year which is the 150th anniversary of Ipswich Cups dating back to Jibboom's win in 1866.