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High profile Melbourne jockey Dwayne Dunn has received a recall to take the mount on Secret Agenda in the 2018 Group 1 $1m Darley Goodwood (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday.

Melbourne jockey Dwayne Dunn, above, takes the ride on Secret Agenda in the 2018 Goodwood at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Melbourne jockey Dwayne Dunn, above, takes the ride on Secret Agenda in the 2018 Goodwood at Morphettville. Photo by Ultimate Racing Photos.

Dunn replaces Damien Oliver who has been aboard Secret Agenda in six of her last seven starts, including her last start second to Shoals in the Group 1 $1m Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) at Morphettville on May 5.

Oliver also steered the Mick Price trained mare to victory in the 2017 Robert Sangster Stakes before running fourth to Vega Magic in the 2017 Darley Goodwood.

Oliver has been booked to ride the Lindsay Park trained Vega Magic in this year’s Goodwood forcing Price to revert back to Dunn who has ridden the mare on two previous occasions.

Dunn was on board for a second in the Group 2 $300,000 Sensis Sapphire Stakes (1200m) at Randwick during the 2016 Sydney Autumn Carnival and a fifth to Bassett in the Listed $120,000 Ladbrokes Hareeba Stakes (1200m) at Mornington during the 2017 Melbourne Autumn Carnival.

Price said that Secret Agenda is in great shape following her second in the Robert Sangster Stakes and is looking forward to another bold showing in the Goodwood.

“She’s trained on well since her Sangster run and will take her place in the Goodwood, no problem,” Price told AAP.

Betting for the Goodwood at Ladbrokes.com.au has Vega Magic as the dominant $2.40 favourite and the former West Australian trained sprinter has won an 850m barrier trial at Tatura on April 17 since running seventh to Redzel in the Group 1 $1m Darley Classic (1200m) at Flemington during the 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival.

The Anthony Freedman trained Santa Ana Lane and local mare Viddora share the second line of betting at $11 while Secret Agenda is marked at $13 alongside of Darren Weir’s Voodoo Lad.

Early betting for 2018 Goodwood at Ladbrokes.com.au: $2.40 Vega Magic, $11 Santa Ana Lane, Viddora, $13 Secret Agenda, Voodoo Lad, $17 Super Cash, Viridine, $21 Hansome Thief, Lucky Hussler, Supido, Thronum, $26 Steel Frost, Takedown, $31 Dainty Tess, Flamberge, Missrock, Stellar Collision, $34 Ferrando, First Among Equals, I’ll Have A Bit, Mica Lil, $51 or better the rest.

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Mark Mazzaglia

Mark is a passionate journalist with a life-time involvement in the racing industry. He spent many years as an analyst and form expert at the Courier Mail and also has hands-on experience working with some of Queensland’s top trainers.