Dash Divine gave Melbourne Premier Sale vendors a last-minute update in the Inglis Yearling Sale Hcp (1113m) at Sale on Thursday.
The Dash For Cash mare received a heavy hip-and-shoulder at the furlong before defeating the favourite Livorno Express by a short-neck. It was her second score in six starts after a debut win at Kyneton in May 2012.
Dash Divine (4m Dash For Cash – Divine Hope by Prego) is prepared by Chris Hyland at Cranbourne for owners Peter Fitzpatrick, John Graham, Peter Tulloch and Daryl Vince. She is a half-sister to Commanding Hope (Commands) who Hyland trained to a G3 victory in the 2008 Bletchingly Stakes at Caulfield.
Another half-sister Divine Princess has a Magnus filly catalogued as Lot 682 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Session II Sale. She was bred by Pakenham based Andy O’Shea and is being offered by Kejen Park as agent.
Dash For Cash stands at Swettenham Stud and his Melbourne Premier yearlings include the brothers to LR Dequetteville Stakes winner Dashitude (Lot 37) and VRC Greys Plate winner Arinosa (Lot 228).
Swettenham’s Dash For Cash – Misura (Lot 535) colt could also receive an eleventh-hour update when his older brother Neil’s Party faces the starter second time out at Bendigo on Sunday.
Neil’s Party was a $50,000 buy from Swettenham at the 2011 Melbourne Premier Sale. Trainer Peter Moody will be hoping he has better luck in the Centrebest Maiden Plate (1300m) than his Bendigo fourth on debut a fortnight ago.
Neil’s Party was delayed by traffic and was a late arrival on course. A tardy getaway didn’t help in the race itself and then he struck interference and was forced to race wide throughout.
Dash For Cash can also play a hand earlier in the weekend with two horses on a hat-trick. Two Sugars will be favoured at Moonee Valley on Friday night after a running double at Mornington. And Zlatan is gunning for three on end at Flemington on Saturday after wins in the Hanging Rock Cup and BMW Hcp at Caulfield.
– Karl Patterson