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Interstate double by Dash For Cash

Dash For Cash sired an interstate double on Wednesday with Miss Entice on a Heavy 10 at Cranbourne and I’m Pretty on a Good 4 at Belmont.

The Scenic Lodge resident is one of the most versatile stallions standing in WA with career stats of 390 individual winners ranging from 800m to 3200m.  He’s also our value-for-money sire at a $2,750 service fee.

Miss Entice (4m Dash For Cash – Entice by Last Tycoon) jumped straight to the lead and was always comfortable in the prevailing conditions of the Highview Accounting Hcp (1300m).  “She makes her own luck in front,” Nikita Beriman said at Cranbourne.  “I started increasing the tempo from the half-mile and they were never going to catch us.

“I just had to make sure we stayed on the fence because she tends to lay out if she’s not scraping the paint.”

Miss Entice is a sister to Dash For Cash stakes winner Boom ‘N’ Zoom (LR Cranbourne Cup).  There’s a page full of NZ black-type in the family including G2 Wakefield Challenge winner Leading Role (Darci Brahma).

“She’s always in the hunt and it was a peach of a ride by Nikita,” trainer David Feek said.  “She resented the tongue-tie here first-up and hated the Ballarat polytrack second-up.  She ran well when second at Geelong last time and it was good to get her over the line again for a great bunch of owners.”

I’m Pretty continued the successful run with Scenic Lodge sires for trainer Adam Durrant when I’m Pretty landed the Bielsa Rhapsody Hcp (1400m) at Belmont.

Durrant prepared Come Play With Me (Blackfriars) to win the Swan Vase on Saturday and both gallopers are homebreds for his parents Geoff and Vicki who are holidaying in Broome.

The Dash For Cash filly let down with a powerful finish for a two-length victory over Sir Mambo (War Chant).  She had won a York maiden in May and following up with two placings at Pinjarra.

“She’s been consistent and Willie (Pike) summed the race up perfectly,” stable foreman Jason Miller said.  “She’s been up a while and we will keep her going while she’s racing so well.”

I’m Pretty’s dam Not So Pretty (Bletchley Park) has an unraced 2yo filly (Looksnoteverything) and a filly foal by Dash For Dash.  Second-dam Dedicated Miss (Mukaddamah) was a Group 3 winner of the 2004 Hyperion Stakes and Strickland Stakes for trainer Geoff Durrant and jockey Jason Miller!

(Natasha Morello/Racing Photos)

Stallion Service Fees Announced

Snippetson Rules at Scenic Lodge

Scenic Lodge has been home to Champion WA sires since the turn of the century and its dominance will continue despite the recent loss of Blackfriars.

Legendary stallion Scenic (Ire) won 9 premierships straight until Blackfriars assumed his mantle in 2010-11.  He’s already assured of an 8th title in a row this season and it won’t be the last with his final 2yo crop commencing their racing careers in 2020-21.

General-manager Jeremy Smith is looking forward to the future with the current roster led by Snippetson.  “The death of Blackfriars was a shock but it’s been softened by the amazing season enjoyed by our other stallions,” he explained.  “That’s why we won’t be adding to our line-up for 2018.
“Snippetson was Champion sire for individual winners ahead of Blackfriars last season and has taken over as the leading active sire in WA,” Smith continued.  “And Universal Ruler is the leading WA-based 2yo sire this season.”

The first WA yearlings by Snippetson averaged $52,000 at the Magic Millions in February and, on that score alone, he’s tremendous value at a $6,600 (inc gst) service fee.  He’s free of Danehill blood and has achieved great results with Danehill-line mares.

Scenic sire Universal Ruler has enjoyed a breakout season with his juveniles headed by Lady Cosmology.  She will be voted Champion WA 2yo Filly this season following a victory in the LR Supremacy Stakes and a nose second in the G2 Karrakatta Plate.

Bam’s On Fire is another promising Universal Ruler filly in Perth.  She rocketed home for an eye-catching third in the G3 Gimcrack Stakes and then came from the tail of a capacity field to finish fourth in the G2 Karrakatta.
The Simon Miller-trained Market Ruler added her name to the growing list of his juvenile winners on Saturday.  She’s a stablemate of Lady Cosmology and the addition of blinkers made all the difference as she sprinted to a three-length victory at Ascot.
Abdicator heads Universal Ruler’s 3yo division with a black-type win in the LR Rangeview Stud Classic.  He was also placed in the LR Challenge Stakes and LR Raconteur Stakes.

“He’s emerging as one of the leading sires in WA,” Smith said.  “And he’s so versatile – just like Scenic.”

Universal Ruler sires sprinters the calibre of Rebel King (LR Scenic Blast Stakes) as well as stayers like Master Magician who won over 2200m during the autumn carnival prior to doubling up over 2100m at Ascot on Saturday.

His yearlings sold to $72,000 at the 2018 Magic Millions and he will stand at $4,950 (inc gst).

Proven sire Dash For Cash has built up an exceptional 64% winning strike-rate and is still siring stakes winners the calibre of Dodging Bullets (LR Bendigo Golden Mile).  Champion trainer Darren Weir produced another future stakes winner when Grey Shadow bolted in at Caulfield last month.

Dash For Cash rounds out the roster at a rock-bottom service fee of $2,750 (inc gst).

For bookings or further information, broodmare owners can contact the Scenic Lodge office (08 9571 0155 / [email protected]) or Jeremy Smith (0419 943 356).


Cash clicks with Amoroso

Dash For Cash and Amoroso go together like peaches and cream.

They’re proud parents of three foals – Arinosa, Onerous & Andaz – and all three have inherited a tremendous will to win.

ARINOSA was renowned for a potent finish.  She reeled in top-class fields in the G2 Premiere Stakes and G2 Sapphire Stakes at Randwick before retiring to stud.

ONEROUS is a tough competitor and that was evident when he charged through a gap to win his first city sprint at Sandown last season.  Team Hawkes will race him second-up after a long spell at Moonee Valley this weekend.

ANDAZ was rated a stakes horse of the future after winning a Geelong maiden last month and he’s on-track to fulfil that prediction after a gutsy win at Flemington on Saturday.  The Chris Waller-trained 2yo fought back on the fence to dead-heat with Royal Phoenix in the Eugene Gorman Hcp.

“He’s made nice improvement from his debut,” stable manager Johanne Taylor said.  “Things didn’t go his way today and he could have had more cover.  He was quite green at his first start so to come out and battle it out to the line today was quite impressive.”

Andaz had to be checked when Olifants shifted ground when insufficiently clear approaching the course proper at headquarters.  Offending hoop Andrew Mallyon was suspended for 8 meetings by stewards.

The winning trio have thrown to their grey sire Dash For Cash who has his first WA crop turning two on August 1.  Amoroso (Revoque) won races at Sandown and Cheltenham for Swettenham Stud owner Adam Sangster and she has also foaled G2 Euclase Stakes winner Sweet Sherry (Bel Esprit).

Dash For Cash stands for a $2,750 (inc gst) fee at Scenic Lodge.

Spirited resurgence by Dash For Cash

Chung Wah Spirit Dash For Cash colt Chung Wah Spirit is tipped for a bright future in Hong Kong after winning the Districts Cup (1400m) on Sunday.

He had been working up to a win over shorter trips before the breakthrough fourth time out at Sha Tin.  “He has a good engine but just isn’t the finished article,” jockey Zac Purton said.  “You will see a better horse next season, he just needs to mature.”

Chung Wah Spirit (3c Dash For Cash – Letter From France by Exceed And Excel) was exported from Australia in October 2016 after winning his first two starts at Doomben and Sunshine Coast when racing as Cash Dash.

Purton was confident of his prospects with the addition of shades on Sunday.  “He had a jump-out in blinkers last week and really switched on,” he explained.  “He also needs gelding and that will probably happen in the off-season.”

The speedy son of Scenic Lodge sire Dash For Cash was raced by Queensland owners Ross Donovan and Peter Malpass before they accepted a $500,000 offer from clients of trainer Dennis Yip.

Chung Wah Spirit is the first and only foal from Letter From France.  The mare took sick shortly giving birth and breeders Jodie and Lindsay Anderson taught him to drink milk out of a bowl.

The Hong Kong result follows two recent debut winners by Dash For Cash in Australia.  Beautifully-bred 2yo colt Andaz was very impressive at Geelong last Friday.  His dam has already foaled Group 2 winners Arinosa (Dash For Cash) and Sweet Sherry (Bel Esprit).

Queensland 3yo Lady Vixen won first-up at the Gold Coast last month for local trainer Mel Eggleston and he indicated the filly will progress to the winter carnival in Brisbane.

Dash For Cash has sired 356 individual winners of 1,056 races and there are many more left in the locker for a $2,500 (plus gst) fee at Scenic Lodge this year.

Kirani perfect for Pat Hyland

Dash for CashDash For Cash gelding Kirani has turned the corner with a perfect strike-rate for trainer Pat Hyland this season.

The Cranbourne based galloper was a front-running winner first-up at Sale on October 1 before chasing down the leader for an impressive victory in the Peter Horobin Saddlery Hcp (1400m) at his home track on Friday evening.

Kirani (4g Dash For Cash – Clay Finale by Clay Hero) was bred by the late Bill Lanyan with a Dash For Cash service fee that was a present from Pat’s son Sam Hyland.  He had won it as a prize for a jockeys premiership at the Warrnambool carnival.

“He was a handful early on – he didn’t want a bar of the barriers,” Pat Hyland recalled.  “But he’s going well now and really had a crack tonight.”

Kirani is a younger half-brother to Sinar Bintang (General Nediym) who was a Listed winner of the Sultan Gold Vase at Perak.  “He’s got ability,” winning jockey Ryan Maloney said after weighing out at Cranbourne.  “And he can lead or chase.”

Bill Lanyan’s son Ross races Kirani under the Clay Hero Pty Ltd banner – Lanyan snr had won Group 1 races with Seltrice (1980 WA Derby) and Clay Hero (1989 Oakleigh Plate).  “Dad retained shares in Clay Hero when he retired to stud,” Ross recalled.  “And he bought a number of mares to go to him while he stood in New Zealand and Victoria.”

Dash For Cash (pictured) is based at Scenic Lodge and is serving his first book of Sunspeed mares at a $7,700 (inc gst) fee.

Talented sprinter Dashiell was an omen tip at Geelong last week.

The son of incoming Scenic Lodge sire Dash For Cash is named after Cate Blanchett’s son and he won shortly after the Australian star was awarded the Best Actress Oscar for Woody Allen’s film Blue Jasmine. 

The four-legged Dashiell is from the Testa Rossa mare Blanchett.  The dam is a sister to Magic Millions 3YO Trophy winner Tereschenko 

Dashiell was patiently ridden by Matthew Allen in the Channel 31 News Maiden (1200m).  Starting odds-on at $1.50, he was caught wide but was always travelling well.  After swinging around the home turn, he let down and charged to the line for a soft win

“He sprinted hard and picked them up easily,” Allen said.  “He probably should have won that way at Bendigo last month.  He’s a get back and run home sort of horse and always needs a bit of luck – but we were blocked all the way down the straight that day.” 

Dashiell is trained by Robbie Griffiths for a large syndicate headed by part-owner and breeder John Mathieson.  Connections have covered all bases this weekend nominating him for Moonee Valley (Friday), Yarra Glen & Donald (Sunday) and Warrnambool (Monday). 

Dash For Cash sired another winner from the same crop as Dashiell at Moonee Valley on Monday when Waldorf saluted in the Essendon Hyundai Elantra Hcp (1600m) 

The David Hayes trained Waldorf has won two on the bounce at Moonee Valley for owner Gary Lechte who owns Delamere Stud on the Mornington Peninsula.  Lechte’s connection with the Hayes family goes back to the days when he was a major shareholder in 1986 Melbourne Cup winner At Talaq. 

Waldorf (5m Dash For Cash – Princess Phoebe by King Of Kings) is from a half-sister to Queensland based sire Bagger Vance.  Her second dam Fluoro was Listed winner of the 1994 Bounding Away Quality at Sandown for David Hayes and Lechte. 

Dash For Cash (Secret Savings) has joined Sunspeed champion Blackfriars (Blackfriars) and rookie sire Universal Ruler (Scenic) on the roster at Scenic Lodge for 2014. 

Blackfriars ($2.66 million) is the only West Australian based stallion above Dash For Cash ($1.76 million) on the Australian sires’ premiership this season.