Race-caller Rick McIntosh echoed the thoughts of racegoers when he said Annemiek would have to get on her bike to win at Echuca last Wednesday.
The Dash For Cash debutante was bailed up behind a wall of horses in the CIH Maiden Plate (1000m) before Damien Lane found clear air at the furlong. Once balanced, she hit top gear with an explosive sprint to score by two lengths.
Annemiek is named after Dutch Olympic cyclist Annemiek van Vleuten and McIntosh saw her coming from the back of the pack. “Annemiek is the one…she’s pedalling fast…straight past them.”
Trainer Micheal Newton, a popular farrier and barrier attendant, was represented by his daughter Kate in the enclosure. “We bred her and I ride her trackwork. She was pretty impressive today and we’re proud of her. It’s a decent win at her first start and I think she’s got a bit of ability.”
Lane agreed when interviewed by the Riverene Herald. “The way she finished off was really promising,” he said. “She’s still green but when I asked her to go, she really grabbed the bridle.”
Annemiek is by Dash For Cash who stands for a $2,750 service fee at Scenic Lodge. She’s the only named foal from Now You See Her (Bianconi) who won four races over 1600m at Caulfield and Sandown.
Dash For Cash has built a great strike-rate with his 3yo winners in the last month. Annemiek joins Grey Shadow (Caulfield), Auguster Rush (Bendigo), Dashing Savanna (Kilmore) & Cash For Diamonds (Moe). He’s also the damsire of 3yo flyer Greyworm who won at Mornington on June 11.
Snippetson heads the 2018 Scenic Lodge roster at $6,600 alongside Universal Ruler ($4,950) & Dash For Cash ($2,750). All service fees (inc GST).