Sky Bet Dash
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Handicap, York 14:40
£50,000 added,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 2   
Saturday 29th July 2017

The £50,000 Sky Bet Dash Handicap over six furlongs has attracted a maximum field of 20. Sky Bet is going a fifth of the odds the first five places for each-way bets.
 
The most successful trainer in this contest, which has been supported by Sky Bet since 2004, is Richard Fahey who has enjoyed two winners - Wyatt Earp (2006) and Knot In Wood (2009). 
 
George Bowen
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George Bowen
This year the North Yorkshire handler saddles 8/1 joint-favourite George Bowen (Tony Hamilton, 9st 1lb), who was an unlucky seventh last time out in the valuable Scurry Handicap at the Curragh, Ireland, on July 15, after winning decisively at Nottingham.
 
Sky Bet's other 8/1 joint-favourite is Ultimate Avenue (Ed Walker/Pat Cosgrave, 9st 1lb). The three-year-old son of Excelebration finished third on his most recent start in a competitive six-furlong handicap restricted to his age group at Newmarket on July 13, when he stayed on strongly to go down by three quarters of a length after being denied a clear run. He is drawn in stall 16 on Saturday.

Upper Lambourn-based Walker said: "Ultimate Avenue is in very good form. 
 
"He was unlucky not to win last time at Newmarket and I think he has got a very good chance on Saturday, although we wouldn't want too much more rain.
 
"He ran over six furlongs last time at Newmarket, so we think the trip should be fine. Ultimately, I think seven furlongs will be his gig but he's definitely got enough speed, as he proved at Newmarket.
 
"We hope there's more to come from him - he is progressive and we think he is pretty smart." 
 
Move In Time (David O'Meara/David Nolan, 10/1) is third favourite with Sky Bet, having showed signs of a return to form when a staying-on fifth over the course and distance last time out on July 14. 
 

O'Meara has four runners in total, more than any other trainer. The O'Meara-trained quartet is completed by top-weight Out Do (Danny Tudhope, 9st 10lb, 12/1), Al Qahwa (Phillip Makin, 9st 3lb, 12/1) and Watchable (Patrick Vaughan (7), 9st, 16/1).

Sky Bet Racing PR Manager Michael Shinners said: "With a maximum field of 20 due to line up, the Sky Bet Dash is sure to be as competitive as ever. George Bowen and potentially unexposed three-year-old Ultimate Avenue are Sky Bet's 8/1 joint favourites in what looks to be a very open renewal of this contest, which Sky Bet is proud to have supported since 2004."

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Sky Bet Dash Handicap
£50,000 added, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 2
20 runners
Going: Good

No Form Horse Wgt Jockey Trainer Age
1 (8) 7-30 418 Out Do 14 9-10 v D Tudhope D O'Meara 8
2 (3) 6-04 505 Mobsta (IRE) 21 9-8 T E Durcan M R Channon 5
3 (19) 176-509 Nameitwhatyoulike 28 9-6 P Mulrennan B Smart 8
4 (7) 10-2 190 Normandy Barriere (IRE) 14 9-4 J P Sullivan N Tinkler 5
5 (2) 737-189 Al Qahwa (IRE) 28 9-3 P Makin D O'Meara 4
6 (13) 1-22 206 Muntadab (IRE) 8 9-3 p P McDonald Roger Fell 5
7 (17) 008 657- Hoofalong 294 9-2 h Nathan Evans M W Easterby 7
8 (12) 096 317 George Bowen (IRE) 14 9-1 T Hamilton R A Fahey 5
9 (16) 316-33 Ultimate Avenue (IRE) 16 9-1 t P Cosgrave Ed Walker 3
10 (11) 90-9 232 Snap Shots (IRE) 14 9-0 p Barry McHugh T Coyle 5
11 (20) 454 346 Watchable 38 9-0 v Patrick Vaughan (7) D O'Meara 7
12 (15) 00-0 005 Move In Time 15 9-0 D Nolan D O'Meara 9
13 (5) 006 296 Dougan 14 8-13 Callum Rodriguez (5) P D Evans 5
14 (9) 0/18 00-0 Teruntum Star (FR) 28 8-12 p1 Kevin Stott K A Ryan 5
15 (18) 7-22 347 Futoon (IRE) 15 8-12 Seamus Cronin (7) K A Ryan 4
16 (1) 055 618 Flying Pursuit 8 8-10 p Rachel Richardson (3) T D Easterby 4
17 (14) 37-1 842 Jaywalker (IRE) 84 8-10 D Fentiman Rebecca Bastiman 6
18 (4) 022 598 Rasheeq (IRE) 8 8-8 D Allan T D Easterby 4
19 (10) 162 8-86 Clear Water (IRE) 14 8-7 George Wood (3) M Wigham 4
20 (6) 211 321 El Hombre 16 8-5 S H James K Dalgleish 3

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