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Duke Of Firenze Puts Rivals to Sword in Dash
01/06/13

1 Duke Of Firenze 5/1F
2 Smoothtalkinrascal 7/1
3 Dinkum Diamond 25/1
4 Fair Value 12/1
NR: Humidor (IRE), Stone Of Folca, Swiss Cross
17 ran Distances: nk, nk, shd
TIME 55.22s (slow by 0.32s)

Duke Of Firenze, ridden by Ryan Moore and running just seven days after finishing third at York, went two places better in today’s £100,000 Investec Specialist Bank “Dash”.

Duke Of Firenze
© Racehorse Photos

Duke Of Firenze

Run over Epsom’s downhill five furlongs, the fastest in the world, the “Dash” proved right up Duke Of Firenze’s street, although his connections were concerned he might be outgunned over the trip and track. He was bred and is owned by Patricia and David Thompson who head the famous Cheveley Park Stud in Newmarket, which is home to the horse’s sire, Pivotal.

Mrs Thompson is a regular racegoer at major meetings, but her husband had not been racing since the couple’s Hooray won the Cheveley Park Stakes three years ago. Little wonder the Richardsons’ stud director, Chris Richardson, said: “I wish Mr Thompson would come more often.”

Of Duke Of Firenze, Richardson said: “He was a bit unfortunate last week – he hit his head at the start, was quite unbalanced as a result, and then Ryan lost an iron and could never get into the race. We took a view that as he was entered here and hadn’t had a hard race at York he could run again.

“He was well drawn today, but I was concerned he didn’t quite have the speed for the “Dash”, because he could well be suited by six furlongs. He’s in the Wokingham Handicap at Royal Ascot and while we’ll see how he comes out of this race he certainly gives us another bow for that meeting.”

Sir Michael Stoute, who trains the winner, attended Epsom yesterday but was absent from today’s meeting.

 

Investec Specialist Bank 'Dash' (Heritage Handicap)
£100,000 added, 3yo plus, 5f, Class 2
17 ran
Going: Good, Good to Soft in places

Position
Horse
Trainer
Jockey
Weight
Starting Price
Beaten Distance
1
Duke Of Firenze
Sir Michael Stoute
R L Moore
9st 0lbs
5 - 1
Winner
2
Smoothtalkinrascal
D O'Meara
D Tudhope
8st 13lbs
7 - 1
Neck
3
Dinkum Diamond
H Candy
Catherine Gannon
9st 5lbs
25 - 1
Neck
4
Fair Value
S Dow
Hayley Turner
8st 7lbs
12 - 1
Short Head
5
Jiroft
R M H Cowell
S W Kelly
9st 5lbs
33 - 1
Neck
6
La Fortunata
M Murphy
Michael J M Murphy
8st 7lbs
14 - 1
1/2 length
7
Captain Dunne
T D Easterby
D Allan
8st 12lbs
7 - 1
1/2 length
8
Doctor Parkes
S C Williams
Harry Bentley
8st 5lbs
25 - 1
1/2 length
9
Confessional
T D Easterby
S De Sousa
9st 5lbs
14 - 1
Neck
10
Taajub
P Crate
I Mongan
9st 1lbs
20 - 1
Neck
11
Ajjaadd
T E Powell
K T O'Neill
9st 2lbs
12 - 1
Head
12
Long Awaited
T D Barron
R Hughes
8st 12lbs
11 - 2
Short Head
13
Church Music
M Scudamore
D E Egan
8st 4lbs
20 - 1
1 length
14
Judge 'n Jury
R Harris
Thomas Brown
9st 2lbs
20 - 1
Neck
15
Top Cop
A M Balding
Joey Haynes
8st 5lbs
14 - 1
Head
16
Mister Manannan
D Nicholls
F Tylicki
8st 8lbs
20 - 1
2 3/4 lengths
17
Ballesteros
B J Meehan
William Buick
9st 10lbs
16 - 1
1/2 length
NonRunner
Humidor
George Baker
J Doyle
9st 10lbs
-
NonRunner
Stone Of Folca
J R Best
S J Drowne
8st 13lbs
-
NonRunner
Swiss Cross
P S McEntee
Racheal Kneller
8st 6lbs
-
       

 

SMOOTHTALKINRASCAL DELIGHTS CONNECTIONS

Although 7/1 shot Smoothtalkinrascal was just denied by a neck in the Investec Specialist Bank ‘Dash’, connections were delighted with his run and immediately nominated the Charity Sprint Trophy at York as his next potential target.

Moohaajim
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Moohaajim
The son of Kodiac was carrying a four-pound penalty for his recent victory on the Knavesmire but the three-year-old is improving all the time and Mike Prince, representing owners Middleham Park Racing, is confident that the horse will continue to pay his way.

“He’s run an absolute belter and we’re delighted,” said Prince.
“He’s the only three-year-old in the field, he’s had a stinking draw but he’s only been beaten a neck in one of the most competitive sprint handicaps in the calendar.

“We’ll see what the handicapper does with him but there should be plenty of options. He’s not in at Royal Ascot but there’s the £60,000 handicap at York for three-year-olds and that’s where he’ll probably end up.

“We bought him for £16,000 and he’s easily won that back for us. We’ll continue to have a lot of fun with him.”

Trainer Henry Candy was also delighted with the run of third-placed Dinkum Diamond and suggested that the Wokingham could be an ideal race for his sprinter.

“He’s run really well and I’m pleased he’s shown some of his old dash,” said Candy.

“Having always said he was a five-furlong horse, I’m now thinking about having a crack at the Wokingham. It could just be that a stiff six will suit him but you never know. We’ll give it a go anyway.”


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