Swettenham Stud sire Dash For Cash is gearing up for another big weekend of racing headed by promising Perth galloper Dash For Home. The Colin Webster trained gelding is on trial for a classic campaign in the LR Roberts Quality (1800m) at Ascot on Saturday.
Dash For Home (3g Dash For Cash – Arabian Lass by Al Mufti) was runner-up to Flag Officer in the T.J. Smith Trophy (1600m) a fortnight ago and is a $5 favourite to win the penultimate lead-up to the G2 WATC Derby Day (2400m) on April 14.
Webster describes Dash For Home as a lovely laid-back horse and is quietly confident he will get the Derby distance.
Dash For Cash has developed into a prolific winner-getter and his 2011 Cranbourne Cup hero Boom ‘N’ Zoom has won up to 2400m. He will be gunning for another feature result in the Yalumba Golden Mile at Bendigo on Saturday.
Dash For Cash sprinter Dash For Magic bounced back to form with brilliant victory in the All Year Round Tavern Hcp in Launceston on Wednesday evening.
The Vicki Rhind trained gelding camped on the pace set by Turbo Qui and then sprinted clear to score by more than two lengths. It was his first win since the Goodwood Hcp in Hobart on November 6.
Dash for Magic (4g Dash For Cash – Magicina by Magic Ring) was a $6,000 buy for Graebar Park owner Graeme Gathercole at the 2009 Adelaide Magic Millions. Sold by Barrine Thoroughbreds owners Bryan and Maureen Miller, he is from an unraced half-sister to G3 VRC Standish Hcp Western Voyage (Bletchingly).
“I’ve always believed he could develop into a top line sprinter,” Rhind said. “He doesn’t break any records in the morning but he’s got terrific gate speed when it counts on raceday.”
Dash For Cash represents the Mr Prospector sireline and stands for an $8,500 fee at Swettenham. He has sired 208 winners of 546 races at a 58% strike-rate.