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Northern Journey Bolts In

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Dwayne Dunn got on the board for season 2016-17 with a double at Ladbrokes Park Hillside on Wednesday, including a big win aboard Northern Journey.

Dunn and the David Brideoake-trained seven-year-old towelled their rivals in the thebigscreencompany.com.au Handicap (2400m), winning by 4.5 lengths eased up.

The star hoop, second in last season's premiership, said stepping up to a mile-and-a-half suited Northern Journey to a tee.

"He doesn't usually show that turn of foot," Dunn said.

"When you watch him in those 2000m races, to lead or sit second, he's nearly full throttle.

"At this distance, he's able to get there and do it comfortably and leave some petrol in the tank."

Brideoake's assistant trainer Alex Woodham agreed with Dunn's assessment, and said Northern Journey will head back towards a Saturday race.

"Froggy [Craig Newitt] rode him last start at Caulfield and thought he was Saturday-class in a Benchmark race," Woodham said.

"We'll keep him up around this trip, hopefully get a bit of weight off his back and see what we can do.

"He really kicked when he came around Freedman's horse [Authoritarian], which is something he's lacked when he's at his top at 2000m, but at this trip he could settle better."

Northern Journey is likely to head to Moonee Valley on Saturday the 20th August to contest the BM96 2500m.

 

Northern Journey Bolts In

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016.
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Dwayne Dunn got on the board for season 2016-17 with a double at Ladbrokes Park Hillside on Wednesday, including a big win aboard Northern Journey.

Dunn and the David Brideoake-trained seven-year-old towelled their rivals in the thebigscreencompany.com.au Handicap (2400m), winning by 4.5 lengths eased up.

The star hoop, second in last season's premiership, said stepping up to a mile-and-a-half suited Northern Journey to a tee.

"He doesn't usually show that turn of foot," Dunn said.

"When you watch him in those 2000m races, to lead or sit second, he's nearly full throttle.

"At this distance, he's able to get there and do it comfortably and leave some petrol in the tank."

Brideoake's assistant trainer Alex Woodham agreed with Dunn's assessment, and said Northern Journey will head back towards a Saturday race.

"Froggy [Craig Newitt] rode him last start at Caulfield and thought he was Saturday-class in a Benchmark race," Woodham said.

"We'll keep him up around this trip, hopefully get a bit of weight off his back and see what we can do.

"He really kicked when he came around Freedman's horse [Authoritarian], which is something he's lacked when he's at his top at 2000m, but at this trip he could settle better."

Northern Journey is likely to head to Moonee Valley on Saturday the 20th August to contest the BM96 2500m.

 

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David Brideoake pictureDavid has one of the most interesting histories amongst the current crop of thoroughbred trainers in Australia.

Growing up in the Riverina area of New South Wales, working with horses was a part of daily life for David.