Ed Dunlop has yet to win the Northumberland Plate but Amazing Red could change all that following a taking success in the John Sunley Memorial Handicap at Newmarket.
After suffering trouble in running last time out, Frankie Dettori’s mount put matters right when staying on impressively in the one-mile-six-furlong contest to claim a second win of the campaign, posting a three-and-a-half length success.
The Newmarket handler said of the 8-1 winner: “There was an argument to say he was an unlucky loser last time, so it is great it has gone well today and that he has won a decent race.
“He is Red Cadeaux’s half-brother and is an improving horse. Frankie said I could have won him! I am thrilled for Ronnie (Arculli, owner) that he has got something on the up.
“He is probably going to go up to 100. He is a lightly-raced horse and he does stay well.
“He is in the Northumberland Plate and we will see about that.”
There was drama early in the race when favourite Addicted To You unseated Harry Bentley, who was later stood down after being taken to the medical room for further assessment, although he was not thought to have suffered serious injury.