Mar 11, 2015
It was good to have Dashiell back in winning form at Ballarat on Wednesday, the consistent six-year-old appreciating the return to provincial level and winning in the style of a horse with still more to offer.
Settling back off a tardy start in the BM64 1415m event, Dashiell travelled sweetly at the rear for Matthew Allen who admitted that he was at first concerned.
"He must've had his eyes shut when the gates opened! He just bombed the start.""
But he was happy with the rhythm Dashiell got into.
"The pace was a bit muddling but I took my time thinking I was on the best horse," he said - "and that proved to be the case."
"He has been a consistent sort of horse," he continued, "and he deserved the win."
Whilst Dashiell's winning margin was not a large one, the victory was soft with the gelding's ears pricked as he crossed the line.
"It was good to get him to the outside," Allen said "as when he winds up lets down pretty well."
A son of Dash For Cash, Dashiell is out of the Testa Rossa mare Blanchett, a full sister to the stakes winner Tereschenko.
Congratulations to breeder John Mathieson and his happy co-owners Grant Reed, Tim Riley, Robert Stephen, Malcolm Taylor, Ashley Walsh, Alexia Mathieson, Diane Stearn, Marilyn Reed and Ewart Johnstone Winning Edge (manager Alistair Ewart).