Sweet win for swimmer

Longford trainer Barry Goodrick had the last laugh when The Sugar Mouse scored a brilliant victory in the Wynyard Couriers 3YO Maiden (1000m) at Devonport on Sunday.

The Sugar Mouse (3f Dash For Cash – Kiss Angel by Euclase) began well from a wide gate and found the lead and from there on it was a procession on the Tapeta track.  The grey filly clocked 60.65s for 1000m and ran home the last 400m in 22.80s.

“I bought her off the Internet and have been paying her off in instalments,” Goodrick explained.  “She came across from South Australia but arrived with a knee injury.”

Two weeks of swimming at the beach had the newcomer fit enough for her first-up assignment and she spreadeagled the others by nine lengths.  “Some members of my family laughed and said there were no swimming races for horses in Tasmania,” Goodrick said.  “But she’s already paid for herself and is still only 80% fit.”

The Sugar Mouse had been placed at Balaklava before transferring to Tasmania.  Her younger half-brother Heavens Shout was the first winner for Cornerstone Stud sire De Beers earlier this season.

Swettenham sire Dash For Cash can continue the winning run in Tasmania on Wednesday when Dash For Magic starts in the LR The Tote Stakes (1200m) at Launceston.  He was a brilliant winner of the Goodwood Hcp in Hobart in November.

Dash For Cash has four yearlings nominated for the Inglis Melbourne Premier next month starting with Swettenham’s grey colt (Lot 151) from an unraced daughter of G3 Adelaide Guineas winner Nina Haraka.

Brilliant Dash for Cash filly wins first-up by nine lengths

Photo / Peter Staples