Bould Mover Among 32 for Investec Entrepreneurial Class Dash
Roger Curtis is hoping Bould Mover (9st 6lb) can take in the £75,000 Investec Entrepreneurial Class ‘Dash’ at Epsom Downs on Investec Derby Day, Saturday, June 5, before returning to Pattern company later in the season.
The three-year-old, one of 32 remaining entries after yesterday’s scratchings stage, heads to the world’s fastest five furlongs for his seasonal debut, having shown high-class sprint form as a juvenile in 2009, including when runner-up to Sand Vixen in the Group Two Flying Childers Stakes over the distance at Doncaster in September.
Curtis reported: “The plan at the moment is for Bould Mover to head to Epsom Downs. He has done really well over the winter and he has strengthened up into a lovely three-year-old.
“He’s not a slow horse and his form last year was very good, particularly his second in the Flying Childers Stakes, when the winner broke the track record.
“We were expecting him to be sold to the US last summer, so the owners ran him twice at Glorious Goodwood because they thought he was going, but the deal fell through and he ended up going to Doncaster instead.
“If he goes the right way, we are hoping that he could be a Group horse again this season. After Epsom, we are looking at the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot - I think he deserves a tilt at some of the big sprints.”
The Alan Berry-trained Look Busy, winner of the Group Two Temple Stakes last season, heads the weights on 9st 10lb.
‘Sprint King’ Dandy Nicholls, successful in four of the last nine renewals, has seven potential contenders in last year’s winner Indian Trail (8st 5lb), Masta Plasta (9st 7lb), Striking Spirit (9st 1lb), Strike Up The Band (9st 3lb), City Dancer (8st 8lb), Crimea (8st 5lb) and Wotashirtfull (8st 1lb).
Kevin Ryan saddled subsequent Group One winner Desert Lord to success in 2006 and has Le Torreador (9st 1lb), Masamah (9st 1lb), Old Joe Said (8st 13lb), Jargelle (8st 12lb) and Bajan Tryst (8st 8lb).
Moorhouse Lad (9st 3lb), runner-up in 2007, could represent Bryan Smart, who also has recent Thirsk winner Sirenuse (8st 3lb) engaged, while Tim Easterby may run last year’s runner-up Captain Dunne (9st 5lb).
Others of note include the John Quinn-trained Duchess Dora (8st 10lb), Hawkeyethenoo (8st 8lb) from the Jim Goldie yard, Fathom Five (9st), trained by Chris Wall, and the David Barron-trained pair of Archers Road (8st 9lb) and Jaconet (8st 12lb).
INVESTEC ENTREPRENEURIAL CLASS 'DASH'
Class 2, Heritage Handicap, £75,000 Total Prize Fund. 3.15pm, Saturday, June 5, 2010. For three-year-olds & upward, five furlongs. Highest weight not less than 9st 10lb; minimum weight 7st 12lb. Penalties: after May 8, a winner 4lb, a winner of two or more races 7lb. Entries closed May 5, entries revealed May 5 (40 entries), weights revealed May 12, scratchings deadline May 18 (32 remain), five-day confirmation stage May 31, final declaration stage, 10.00am, June 3. Form figures supplied by Weatherbys and are correct up to and including Monday, May 17, 2010.
Form Horse Age/Wgt Owner Trainer
60052-4 LOOK BUSY (IRE) 5-9-10 A Underwood Alan Berry
3(4)001-0 NOTA BENE 8-9-09 Hodge, Walker & Elsworth David Elsworth
0440-40 MASTA PLASTA (IRE) 7-9-07 Lady O'Reilly David Nicholls
115024- BOULD MOVER 3-9-06 H Downs & D Looney Roger Curtis
0200-35 JUDGE 'N JURY 6-9-05 Robert & Nina Bailey Ron Harris
6310-22 CAPTAIN DUNNE (IRE) 5-9-05 Middleham Park Racing XV Tim Easterby
000-(0)21 MOORHOUSE LAD 7-9-03 Ron Hull Bryan Smart
030(4)-00 STRIKE UP THE BAND 7-9-03 Barker Moser Nicholls Short David Nicholls
(1)00-(1)(3)0 LE TOREADOR 5-9-01 Guy Reed Kevin Ryan
(1)0/00(2)-1 MASAMAH (IRE) 4-9-01 Dr Marwan Koukash Kevin Ryan
0000-24 STRIKING SPIRIT 5-9-01 N & Z Aboobaker & Bon Accord Racing David Nicholls
60530-1 FATHOM FIVE (IRE) 6-9-00 Hintlesham Thoroughbreds Chris Wall
0660-04 OLDJOESAID 6-8-13 Angie Bailey Kevin Ryan
032-053 JARGELLE (IRE) 4-8-12 A Rahman Al Jasmi Kevin Ryan
0(1)-(1)(3)25 JACONET (USA) 5-8-12 R G Toes David Barron
0-(0)(6)(3)(0)0 HOH HOH HOH 8-8-10 Multi Lines 2 Richard Price
(0)(3)(4)(2)(1)(2) GLAMOROUS SPIRIT (IRE) 4-8-10 Robert Bailey Ron Harris
156-143 DUCHESS DORA (IRE) 3-8-10 The Clay Family John Quinn
65404-1 ARCHERS ROAD (IRE) 3-8-09 Connect 4 David Barron
020-(1)(2)(0) BAJAN TRYST (USA) 4-8-08 Margaret Forsyth & Mrs R G Hillen Kevin Ryan
1214-11 HAWKEYETHENOO (IRE) 4-8-08 Johnnie Delta Racing Jim Goldie
23006-4 CITY DANCER (IRE) 4-8-08 J N S Quigley David Nicholls
(1)/4000-0 SAFARI MISCHIEF 7-8-08 Peter Winkworth Peter Winkworth
(1)(1)(1)(5)00 LOVE DELTA (USA) 3-8-06 Crone Stud Farms Ltd Mark Johnston
004-563 INDIAN TRAIL 10-8-05 Martin Love David Nicholls
30000-(0) NORTHERN DARE (IRE) 6-8-05 Dr Marwan Koukash Richard Fahey
40-(1)(2)(5)2 ROCKET ROB (IRE) 4-8-05 Bill Hinge & John Searchfield Marco Botti
161(0)- CRIMEA (IRE) 4-8-05 Middleham Park Racing XVI David Nicholls
(4)(3)-(0)300 BERTOLIVER 6-8-03 Mrs A Shone Stuart Williams
22(0)-431 SIRENUSE (IRE) 4-8-03 (4lb ex) M Barber Bryan Smart
(4)(3)(2)(3)(2)(5) WOTASHIRTFULL (IRE) 5-8-01 M Khan X2 David Nicholls
(1)2(1)(0)-(6)(0) EDITH'S BOY (IRE) 4-7-00 A Lindsay Simon Dow
32 Entries remain after May 18 scratchings deadline
THE FOLLOWING EIGHT HORSES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHED:
SPIN CYCLE (IRE), QUEST FOR SUCCESS (IRE), WAFFLE (IRE), HOGMANEIGH (IRE), PARISIAN PYRAMID (IRE), RUSSIAN SPIRIT, PEAK DISTRICT (IRE), NICKEL SILVER