Victorian jockey Dwayne Dunn has made a flying visit to Newcastle to ride Group 1 prospect Outrageous to a narrow victory.
The Hawkes Racing-trained Outrageous was the $1.40 favourite in Sunday’s 1300m-maiden but had to fight off Godolphin colt Tin Hat ($5.50) to prevail by a head.
Outrageous is now expected to be aimed at the Group 1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes.
“A few people, like myself, probably had their heart in their mouth for a stride or two,” Dunn told Sky Thoroughbred Central.
“The horse of Arrowfield’s (Panzerfaust) babysat me all through the run, and I just had to hold my spot one-off, just let him get through his rhythm.
“He sprinted nice when he came off behind them.”
Dunn said he did not think Outrageous was a Golden Slipper prospect but would be suited over the longer distances.
The colt is a son of Black Caviar’s half-brother All Too Hard who Dunn rode to four Group One wins for the Hawkes training partnership.