Nunn’s winners help fund his quest to represent Australia

Wednesday 12 July 2017

TASMANIAN thoroughbred trainer Aiden Nunn has been travelling the eastern seaboard of Australia in pursuit of his dream to represent Australia at the World Polo Championship in Sydney in October.

But to help cover costs along the way he included two of his gallopers in the travelling team of polo horses and both have excelled on the racetrack.

Brilliant Jet, that won his maiden in Launceston on the eve of Nunn starting his sojourn, has won three of his six starts winning in Victoria, NSW and Queensland, while his two-year-old Tale of the Fox won on debut at Grafton last week.

Brilliant Jet and Tale of the Fox are both nominated for races at Doomben on Saturday.

“The decision to take two of my gallopers with us has been very successful and certainly helped with the costs of travelling around the country,” Nunn said.

“Brilliant Jet is a very good horse who showed me a lot at home and he has gone to a new level since we’ve been away.”

Brilliant Jet’s latest win was at the Gold Coast last week (July 05) where he stormed home to win a benchmark 70 race over 1800 metres at the lucrative price of $15.

Nunn took Tale of the Fox to Grafton the next day for the gelding’s debut.

The gelded son of Casino Prince had trialled twice at Grafton and despite racing greenly he emerged triumphant, running home his last 600 metres in a tick over 34 seconds.

Nunn is hoping to make his way into the Australian Polo team to contest the World Cup in Sydney in October.

He is in the Australian squad of 14 but the team to contest the World Cup will be whittled down to four.

“I reckon I’m a 50-50 chance to be selected to play for Australia but it could all depend on what sort of a team the selectors settle on.”