Top jockey Dwayne Dunn has warned punters not to let his Turnbull Stakes mount Predatory Pricer under their guard when assessing the form for Saturday Group I Flemington feature.
Dunn, riding the Sydney galloper for the first time, will take over from the suspended Steven King aboard Predatory Pricer in the Turnbull Stakes.
â€œI wonâ€™t get the chance to sit on him but Iâ€™ve seen him close-up in races,â€ Dunn said. â€œHeâ€™s a serious racehorse and I reckon heâ€™s flown under the radar so far.
â€œNo-one is talking about him in the lead-up to the race. Itâ€™s all Vigor, Maldivian and El Segundo.â€
Predatory Pricer has drawn barrier six in the Turnbull Stakes.
The jockey said he couldnâ€™t be happier the stallion has drawn away from the inside fence, which will only be a bonus after his last-start third in the Underwood Stakes.
â€œHe spent his last run trying to get away from the horses on his inside in the Underwood Stakes,â€ Dunn said. â€œThe run was enormous when all circumstances are considered.
â€œHeâ€™s drawn perfectly in six. He can take a good trail and race on the outside of horses without being forced to race in the car park.â€
Dunn said he expected the Paul Murray-trained stallion to race a little further back than he did in the Underwood Stakes.
â€œI donâ€™t think heâ€™ll be as fired-up during the Turnbull Stakes as he has been in the early races in his preparation,â€ Dunn said. â€œHeâ€™ll be a lot calmer at his fourth run in his preparation.â€
Dunn expects King to be back on Predatory Pricer when he returns from suspension in time for the Cox Plate but Dunn said a win on the four-year-old would cause a change in his thinking.
â€œIf I can win on him, you never know. I might have to put my case forward to keep the ride,â€ Dunn said. â€œHeâ€™s a wonderful horse, it will be great to see how he goes.â€