A golden gate gives Little Louie permission to fly at headquarters

Little Louie is set to make his return to the track this Saturday night in the Benstud Standardbred Pace at Melton for the first time since finishing third in the Mildura Cup.


The Aaron Dunn trained and driven four-year-old has amassed over $110,000 in his 36-starts.

The son out of Little Lyn made his return at the Melton trials on June 25th, finishing second behind Group 1 winner, Petracca.

"I thought he trialled really good, Petracca kicked away a little bit towards the end, "Dunn said. "He has been pretty good at home."

The 53-year-old knows the capabilities of his pacer.

"He is just a good little honest Melton horse, I would say," he said." He is sort of in that third tier of free for all races.

"I might take him to Queensland alongside Forty Love, but it won't be anything serious, that would just be for the trip. It is hard to say where he is at."

Little Louie has drawn one for the $17,500 event.

"He has probably got a really good chance in this race," he said. " He has the early speed to match it with them the whole way from (barrier) one.

"My guy (Little Louie) is usually very good first up, he should have benefited from the trial," he said.

Little Louie's last win at Melton Entertainment Park was on the 23rd of March, where the four-year-old drew one.

"I might hold the front, my last win at Melton I held the front from barrier one, over the short it is probably best I do hold the front with him," he said.

Little Louie is likely to start favourite for the 1720m event. The Shane Sanderson-prepared, Vanquish Stride will be the widest of the runners (11).

The Benstud Standardbreds Pace is set to go at 5.33pm.