Dash For Cash bookended a raft of winners for Swettenham Stud stallions on the weekend.
Adelaide flyer Dashitude demolished her rivals with a four-length victory in the Darley Hcp (1200m) at Morphettville on Saturday. She was now won 7 times in 18 starts and banked over $317,000 for trainer Chris Bieg and her connections.
DASHITUDE (4m Dash For Cash – Royal Tango by Royal Academy) was bred in South Australia by Marana Park owner Bob McKay and she has a 2yo brother by Dash For Cash and her dam foaled another colt by the Swettenham sire in August.
Dash For Cash mare Two Sugars was just as impressive winning the $80,000 Peninsula Cup (1600m) at Mornington on Sunday. She was never in danger and won pulling up by two lengths as the $2.60 favourite.
Jockey Chris Symonds always had main rivals Road Trippin’ and Lord Pyrus covered in the straight. “She was bolting,” he said. “I reckon my arms are a couple of inches longer. I couldn’t pull her up.”
TWO SUGARS (5m Dash For Cash – Miss Capucino by Khozaam) had won her maiden at the same meeting two years ago and she has only been beaten once in six starts at Mornington. The latest result improved her overall record to 7 wins in 25 starts for earnings of $253,000.
The Mornington mare backed up after an unlucky sixth in the G3 Tesio Stakes at Moonee Valley on Cox Plate day. “Some great friends are involved in Two Sugars,” locally based trainer Matt Laurie explained. “She’s given us a lot of thrills and never runs a bad race.”
Laurie also prepared Kaphero filly Piccolo Miss to a promising win in the Evergreen Turf Plate (1000m) at her home track on Sunday. She was racing for just the third time after finishing second at Pakenham last month.
PICCOLO MISS (3f Kaphero – Lucky For Me by Lucky Roberto) was bred in partnership by Swettenham Stud owner Adam Sangster and is raced by the Gorgeous Girls syndicate. Her dam’s final foal is a yearling filly by Kaphero.
Swettenham sire Host also weighed in with a winning three year-old filly at Kilmore on Sunday when Marli Magic claimed the Woodgreen Town Houses Maiden (1457m).
MARLI MAGIC (3f Host – Unlimited Passage by Giant’s Causeway) is raced by Barry and Midge Griffiths and was a $50,000 buy at the 2012 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.
Swettenham also sold her younger brother by Host for $85,000 at this year’s Melbourne Premier. He has been named Hong Kong Captain and is on the books with David Hayes at Euroa.
Flemington’s Melbourne Cup meeting is looming as another big day for Dash For Cash flag-bearer Arinosa. She has opened up a $3.40 favourite for the G3 Lavazza Short Black Hcp (1400m) and will appreciate the huge drop in class after an unplaced run in the G1 Manikato Stakes at Moonee Valley.
For further information on Swettenham Stud stallions, broodmare owners should contact Adam Sangster (0418 543 633) or Chris Belli (0417 514 552).