Youl Dash dodges traffic jam at Ballarat

Dash For Cash completed a treble within 24 hours when Youl Dash For Cash lobbed as a $21 long-shot at Ballarat on Thursday.

The Scenic Lodge stallion also sired Wednesday winners Dashiell (Sale) and Ash For Cash (Launceston).

YOUL DASH FOR CASH (3g x Hill Part by Danehill Dancer) was appearing for just the second time in a 1600m maiden and he will continue to improve being out of a half-sister to G3 Victorian St Leger winner Teddy Bear.

“He ran a big race first up at Kyneton and was a bit stiff not to win,” trainer Peter Gelagotis said.  “He travelled beautifully today and got a bit lost when he reached the front.”

Youl Dash For Cash is a homebred for Scott Emery and he also raced Lesvos Ruler with Gelagotis.  The Kingston Rule gelding won 13 races on the flat and over hurdles in the 1990s.

“He’s still green but feels like a stayer,” winning jockey Vlad Duric said.  “It was my fault last time – we got into a traffic jam and came from last to finish fourth.”

DASHIELL (6g x Blanchett by Testa Rossa) returned to winning form at Sale on Wednesday for Robbie Griffiths and a syndicate headed by part-owner and breeder John Mathieson.  He is from a sister to Magic Millions 3YO Trophy winner Tereschenko and won in the style of a horse with lots more to offer.

The consistent six-year-old blew the start when returning to the provincials but jockey Matt Allan didn’t panic.  “He must have had his eyes shut when the gates opened!” Allan said.  “I rode him like he was the best horse in the race and he got into a lovely rhythm.

“I angled to the outside and he let down pretty well.  It was a soft win – he hit the line with ears pricked.”

ASH FOR CASH (6g x Sexy Lady by Scenic) scored a eye-catching victory with a last-to-first finish in Launceston on Wednesday evening.  He skirted the outside rail to win his fifth race for part-owner and trainer by Barry Goodrick.

The grey galloper has Western Australian links through his second-dam Palace Talk (Ron Bon) who was bred by Rangeview Stud to win the 1994 Queens Plate.  Other Sunspeed breeders involved with the family going back several generations include Sir Ernest Lee-Steere at Limestone Park and Don McCully when he operated Yarradale Stud in the 1980s.

Dash For Cash has sired the winners of $774,000 this season. He relocated to Scenic Lodge last year and stood for a $7,700 (inc gst) service fee.