Dashing winner in Adelaide

Swettenham Stud sire Dash For Cash emphasised his value as an all-purpose sire when Dashitude won on debut at Morphettville on Saturday.

Dashitude produced a simply stunning performance to score a five length victory in the Veolia Environmental Plate over 1000m.  She looked the part in the parade ring before landing a long-priced plunge for trainer Chris Bieg.

The Adelaide based filly captured the two year-old scamper just 10 minutes after Dash For Cash gelding Jumpin Jack Cash won a 3000 metre marathon at Moonee Valley.

Dashitude (2f Dash for Cash – Royal Tango by Royal Academy) was bred by Marana Park owner Bob McKay from a mare who won five sprints on either side of the Victorian – SA border.

McKay’s Naracoorte nursery is located in the heart of South Australia’s Limestone Coast.  He sold Dashitude for a bargain basement $5,500 at the 2011 Adelaide Magic Millions.

“Good luck to Chris and the owners,” McKay said on Sunday.  “They were keen and not many others asked me to get her out of the box.

“Chris rang me this morning and said she will spell and come back for the Cinderella Stakes on Adelaide Cup day in March.”

Dashitude’s dam Royal Tango is a half-sister to Darwin Cup winner Ventilago (Rory’s Jester).  Second dam Light Action (Without Fear) was a G3 winner of the Adelaide Guineas.

McKay retained Dashitude’s older half-sister Jessie Cango and she is running at Naracoorte this Thursday, November 24.  The Real Jester mare won at Naracoorte on Christmas Eve last year and she returned from a spell with a last-start placing at Dunkeld.

After Dashitude, Royal Tango foaled a King de Lago filly and McKay has donated her to the Naracoorte Race Club to be raffled.

McKay bred the mare back to Dash For Cash last year and she delivered a colt by him on September 26.

“Royal Tango is up at Kambula Stud now and will hopefully get in foal to Blevic,” McKay said.  “But she will head back to Swettenham and Dash For Cash next year for sure.”

Marana Park’s yearlings catalogued for the 2012 Adelaide Magic Millions include a filly by Swettenham sire Bianconi from Adelaide Listed winner High Royale.  

The King’s High mare has already foaled the talented Bianconi sprinters Hiconi (7 wins) and Bianium (4 wins).

McKay’s stakes winning mare Autumn Jeuney has her first yearling for sale at the Adelaide Magic Millions.  She was a G3 winner at Moonee Valley and Morphettville and her filly is by Pinker Pinker’s sire Reset.