BENDIGO trainer Shaun Dwyer has targetted the Jayco Bendigo Cup (2400m) for stable star Anudjawun.
Anudjawun will have its second run this campaign at Caulfield tomorrow in a 1700m handicap.
“We’ve taken things a bit differently with him this time around,’’ Dwyer said.
“Normally we start him off at 1200m and then go 1400m and into a mile.
“This time we’ve gone 1400m first-up into a 1700m race.
“Second up has always been his best run and we’ve kept him in his right class. This time we’re training him to keep some speed in his legs.
“We’ve taken off the blinkers and added winkers this time around.
“The horse has never looked stronger or mature. We’re eagerly awaiting Sunday’s race.”
Dwyer has Anudjawun entered for the Melbourne Cup, but the gelding faces a battle to qualify for the Group One feature.
“We’re taking things race-by-race,’’ he said.
“If the changes we’ve made make him improve three or four lengths then we’ll look at those group three races again.
“But at the moment the Bendigo Cup or the Geelong Cup are the races we’d be looking at.”
Craig Newitt will have his second ride on Anudjawun in tomorrow’s event.
“Craig is renowned as a vigorous rider and I think his style will suit the horse,’’ Dwyer said.
Meanwhile, the Bendigo Jockey Club has secured Black Caviar’s trainer Peter Moody and jockey Luke Nolen for next month’s Gallic Club luncheon.
Moody and Nolen will be the special guests at the luncheon at Silks at Bendigo racecourse on Thursday, October 18.
Moody and Nolen will talk about Black Caviar’s recovery from injury and her amazing career of 22 wins from 22 starts.
RVL chief handicapper Greg Carpenter will also speak at the luncheon to give an insight into the international horses for the spring carnival.
Tickets for the luncheon are $70, which includes a three-course meal and beverages.
Proceeds go to the National Jockeys Trust and Riding for the Disabled Bendigo.
For bookings, phone the Bendigo Jockey Club on 5448 4209.