Handy logbook for Newman

Featuring most of the members of Robert and Jenna Dunn’s trotting team in Auckland as Sundees Son (Majestic son) attempting to win a third straight Rowe Cup, Korbyn Newman is in the hot seat at Addington on Friday night.

Korbyn Newman (HRNZ photo)

Newman combined with a quality drive book including three runners from the Dunn barn.

Among them is the impressive recent qualifier Howling Wolf (luck of the weather).

The three-year-old looks to be a decent threat on his debut in Race 3.

“His last test was really impressive, he’s probably not that much of a leader yet but if he follows the pace and has a nice run he’s a real opportunity,” said Newman.

Jordy (luck of the weather) impressed on his first outing for the Dunn barn and won his last start at Ashburton.

Although the four-year-old moves up the class in Race 9 he seems capable of handling it.

“His work has been good at home and he’s won well at Ashburton.”

“Hopefully we have a bit of luck in the draw, hopefully things go well for him, he’s probably more of a one-run horse.”

“Hopefully he shouldn’t have to work too much and he will keep going.”

Newman bonds with the returning Smiffy’s Terror (terror to love) in race 6.

The pacer has the advantage of starting from barrier 1, but gives away a fitness advantage to his stablemate Heisenberg (Art major) and Sam’s Town (Art major) since he hasn’t started since February.

But there is confidence in his camp that he has enough forwards to put in a handy race after a solid Rangiora test.

“He’s hit the bull’s eye well in his process so hopefully I don’t have to do too much work from goal to get a good spot.”

“He should be fit enough to have a good race.”

Newman connects with Evangalist (Shadyshark Hanover), who is also fresh for the trainers Jason and Ian Thomas in race 8.

The four-year-old goes into a balanced line-up with the advantage of having two tries.

“She’s practical on her day and it’s not the best junior race.”

“She looked like she was jogging on her last try so hopefully she gets a nice run and she would have a good chance.”

Klaus (Tintin in America) seems like a rough hope for Newman in Race 1.

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by Johnny Turner

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