Investec Corporate Banking Dash
Heritage Handicap, Epsom 15:45
£100,000 added,
3yo plus,
5f, Class 2   
Saturday 1st June 2019

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Last year’s winner Tanasoq is among 47 remaining entries for the £100,000 Investec ‘Dash’ Handicap over the world’s fastest five furlongs (record time 53.69s) at Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 1, Investec Derby Day, day two of the Investec Derby Festival.
 
Tanasoq
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Tanasoq
Tanasoq, one of seven entries from North Yorkshire-based trainer Paul Midgley, scored decisively up the stands’ rail in 2018 and the six-year-old looked as good as ever on his 2019 return when defeating El Astronaute in a conditions race at Musselburgh on April 2.
 
Midgley has also engaged TarbooshLine Of ReasonMerry BanterMutafarridDesert Ace and Lathom, as the handler chases his third Investec ‘Dash’ success in five years – his other victory came with Desert Law in 2015.
 
Other previous Investec ‘Dash’ winners among the entries are triple victor Caspian Prince (Mick Appleby), who took the spoils in 2014, 2016 and 2017, and the 2013 scorer Duke Of Firenze (David Griffiths).
 
Epsom trainer Michael Attwater is hoping Just That Lord can go two places better than last year, when the six-year-old son of Avonbridge was the only horse from a single figure draw to finish in the first six.
 
The five-furlong specialist has yet to finish out of the first three in four starts at Epsom Downs Racecourse and gained a deserved first success at the track in the Investec Asset Finance Handicap at the Investec Spring Meeting on April 24, repelling Dark Shot (Scott Dixon) by a neck.

Trainers Quotes

Attwater, who is based at Tattenham Corner Stables, reported: “Just That Lord has come out of Epsom in good form and we have been happy with him since.
 
“He has an entry for Goodwood this weekend and we are yet to make a decision about whether he takes up that engagement. If he doesn’t go to Goodwood, he will probably go straight to the ‘Dash’.
 
“The ‘Dash’ is the long-term aim, as he likes the track, and he deserved his day in the sun with that victory last week.
 
“He ran in the ‘Dash’ off a light weight last year and was third from stall one. Hopefully, we will get a bit more luck with the draw this year and it would be silly not to go for it again.
 
“Just That Lord is a lovely horse who tries very hard and just wants to get on with it. The fast five furlongs really suits him, as he is a very quick horse.
 
“We have had a brilliant start to the year with nine winners and it’s exciting to be heading to the Investec Derby Festival with a live contender who is trained just over the road!”
 
Muthmir
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Muthmir
Hamdan Al Maktoum’s Muthmir (William Haggas) is another interesting entry. The nine-year-old has been a standing dish in Pattern sprints, recording three victories at G2 level, but has not raced in a handicap since landing the Portland Handicap impressively at Doncaster in September, 2014.
 
Stake Acclaim (Dean Ivory) defied a 517-day absence when making all in a five-furlong handicap at Newbury on April 12, in which Blue De Vega (Robert Cowell) and Kick On Kick On (Clive Cox) filled the places.
 
The 2018 Portland Handicap victor A Momentofmadness has been given an entry by Lambourn trainer Charlie Hills..
 
Other in-form entries include Ornate (David Griffiths), successful at Newmarket’s Craven Meeting on his latest start, and Cowboy Soldier (Robert Cowell), who showed the benefit of a gelding operation when scoring at Kempton Park on April 20.
 
There could be a challenger from Ireland courtesy of five-year-old Hathiq (Denis Hogan), who scored impressively in a five-furlong handicap at Tipperary on April 25, just his sixth career start.

Mathematician Betting

Investec Specialist Bank 'Dash' (Heritage Handicap)
£100,000 added, 3yo plus, 5f, Class 2
47 remaining entries
Five-day confirmations May 27, final declarations May 31. Maximum number of runners - 20.

Horse Age Wgt Owner Trainer
CASPIAN PRINCE (IRE) 10 9-10 Stephen Louch Michael Appleby
STAKE ACCLAIM (IRE) 7 9-04 M J Yarrow Dean Ivory
TARBOOSH 6 9-03 The Guys & Dolls & Sandfield Racing Paul Midgley
MUTHMIR (IRE) 9 9-01 Hamdan Al Maktoum William Haggas
A MOMENTOFMADNESS 6 8-13 Tony Wechsler & Ann Plummer Charles Hills
COPPER KNIGHT (IRE) 5 8-10 Ventura Racing (Copper) & Partner Tim Easterby
ORNATE 6 8-09 Kings Road Racing Partnership David Griffiths
TANASOQ (IRE) 6 8-08 F Brady & J S Morrison Paul Midgley
KICK ON KICK ON 4 8-03 Paul & Clare Rooney Clive Cox
OPEN WIDE (USA) 5 8-03 George Materna & John McInerney Amanda Perrett
COWBOY SOLDIER (IRE) 4 8-03 Mrs Fitri Hay Robert Cowell
STORM OVER (IRE) 5 8-02 Abdulla Al Mansoori George Scott
LINE OF REASON (IRE) 9 8-02 Taylor’s Bloodstock Ltd Paul Midgley
LORD RIDDIFORD (IRE) 4 8-02 The JAM Partnership John Quinn
BLUE DE VEGA (GER) 6 8-01 Mrs J Morley Robert Cowell
FOOL FOR YOU (IRE) 4 8-00 John Dance Richard Fahey
EEH BAH GUM (IRE) 4 7-12 Nick Rhodes Tim Easterby
HAROME (IRE) 5 7-12 Middleham Park Racing LXXI & Partner Roger Fell
RECON MISSION (IRE) 3 7-12 B J Millen Tony Carroll
BOOM THE GROOM (IRE) 8 7-12 B J Millen Tony Carroll
LEODIS DREAM (IRE) 3 7-11 Andrew Kendall-Jones I David O’Meara
MOKAATIL 4 7-11 Midtech Ian Williams
JUST THAT LORD 6 7-11 Mrs M S Teversham Michael Attwater
DARK SHOT 6 7-10 Chappell Rose & Radford Scott Dixon
JUST GLAMOROUS (IRE) 6 7-10 Robert & Nina Bailey Grace Harris
MERRY BANTER 5 7-08 H Thornton & P T Midgley Paul Midgley
POYLE VINNIE 9 7-08 Formulated Polymer Products Ltd Ruth Carr
HATHIQ (IRE) 5 7-08 James McAuley Denis Hogan IRE
HARRY HURRICANE 7 7-07 Dare To Dream Racing George Baker
EQUIMOU 5 7-07 Edwin S Phillips Robert Eddery
QUENCH DOLLY 5 7-07 Quench Racing Partnership John Gallagher
DUKE OF FIRENZE 10 7-06 Adlam, Damary-Thompson, Wilson, Griffiths David Griffiths
CONSEQUENCES (IRE) 4 7-06 Nick Bradley Racing 15 & Sohi Ian Williams
DASCHAS 5 7-06 T W Morley Stuart Williams
PETTOCHSIDE 10 7-05 P Cook John Bridger
SHAMSHON (IRE) 8 7-05 T W Morley & Regents Racing Stuart Williams
PRIMO’S COMET 4 7-04 The Reluctant Suitor’s Jim Goldie
DOC SPORTELLO (IRE) 7 7-04 George Nixon Tony Carroll
VENTUROUS (IRE) 6 7-04 Laurence O’Kane/Harrowgate Bloodstock Ltd David Barron
ALFIE SOLOMONS (IRE) 3 7-03 Rebel Racing Premier Richard Spencer
HARROGATE (IRE) 4 7-02 Goff, Walsh & Zerdin Jim Boyle
MUTAFARRID (IRE) 4 7-02 J S Morrison & Frank Brady Paul Midgley
GLAMOROUS ROCKET (IRE) 4 7-01 Robert & Nina Bailey Christopher Mason
OUR OYSTERCATCHER 5 6-11 Mrs F A Veasey & G B Partnership Mark Pattinson
ANGEL FORCE (IRE) 4 6-11 Pete Baker David Griffiths
DESERT ACE (IRE) 8 6-11 M Hammond, Mad for Fun & Partners Paul Midgley
LATHOM 6 6-06 David W Armstrong Paul Midgley