Junipal has returned this campaign as a gelding and co trainer David Eustace felt he was racing at his peak.
“He’s just in really, really good form, this horse (Junipal). We got him off Aaron and he was a good horse with him. He’s gone to another level with the gelding as they do. We’ll be targeting the Toorak and that’s been the plan the whole way. He’ll take a bit of beating if he sneaks in with a low weight on that. co trainer David Eustace said.
In Junipal’s race, Dwayne Dunn was injured when his mount Shot Of Irish reared at the start, causing the jockey to hit his head on the barrier stalls.
Shot Of Irish came out 10 lengths behind the field and stayed in last position throughout.
Dunn needed assistance from the clerk of the course on pulling up and complained of neck and head soreness after the race.
Dunn was stood down by Racing Victoria stewards for the rest of the meeting.