On a day when Black Caviar made it 20 from 20 in the G1 Robert Sangster, it was appropriate that Dashitude should win the LR Dequetteville Stakes at Morphettville.
Sangster’s son Adam stands Dashitude’s sire Dash For Cash at Swettenham Stud. Adam is also closely involved in the Black Caviar experience having sold her for $210,000, acting as agent, at the 2008 Inglis Melbourne Premier yearling sale.
Dashitude (2f Dash For Cash – Royal Tango by Royal Academy) travelled sweetly in running before unleashing a strong sprint in the straight to win the Dequetteville. “To win a Listed race on a day like today is a dream,” trainer Chris Bieg said. “To have all the owners and friends of friends here for support is amazing.”
From five starts, the locally based filly has won three races at Morphettville and one on the road at Caulfield. “Her only disappointing run was in the Cinderella Stakes here on Adelaide Cup day,” Bieg explained. “We gave her a good freshen up after Melbourne and she put on some weight. She’s only a little filly.”
Dashitude was bred by Marana Park owner Bob McKay and he sold her for a bargain $5,500 at the 2011 Adelaide Magic Millions. Her dam Royal Tango is a daughter of G3 Adelaide Guineas winner Light Action (Without Fear).
Royal Tango delivered a Dash For Cash colt last September and she will visit him at Swettenham again this year.