Investec Corporate Banking Dash
Heritage Handicap, Epsom 15:45
£100,000 added,
3yo plus,
5f, Class 2   
Saturday 2nd June 2018

1 Tanasoq 12/1
2 Pettochside 33/1
3 Just That Lord 16/1
4 Blue De Vega 8/1
20 ran Distances: 1¾l, ½l, 1¾l
Time: 54.96s (fast by 0.14s)

Tanasoq wins for Paul Midgley and Jimmy Sullivan!

Paul Midgley recorded his second victory in the £100,000 Investec Corporate Banking 'Dash' Handicap following the victory of 12/1 shot Tanasoq in the five-furlong event, which attracted the maximum field of 20.
 
Tanasoq
© Racehorse Photos

Tanasoq
Ridden by James Sullivan, the five-year-old daughter of Acclamation kept on well on the stands' side rail to take the lead close home and score by a length and three-quarters.
 
Midgley captured the 'Dash' in 2015 with Desert Law and was delighted to register another victory in the contest.
 
Midgley, based in Westow, North Yorkshire, said: "Everybody drifted off the stands' side rail and we probably had too good a run if that makes sense!
 
"From a long way down, you could see he was going to win as he was always just doing enough - he's a nice horse.
 
"I'm not sure how good he could be at this stage as he just does what he has to do in his races - he's really professional and has a good engine.
 
"We have lots of sprinters and lucky enough we have a few good ones now and everybody who has sprinters wants to win the 'Dash so it is a race we target.
 
"Everybody wants to be here and I never thought we would be winning this race again, so it's great.
 
"It's a great team effort and I'm delighted for everyone. I'm not allowed to sit on him too many times and that's probably why he's winning!"

33/1 chance Pettochside, who has previously won and been placed at Epsom over six furlongs, ran a great race to finish second over a furlong shorter under jockey Hollie Doyle. 
 
The John Bridger-trained nine-year-old was a length and three-quarters behind the race winner Tanasoq, and half a length ahead of the third-placed Just That Lord (16/1).
 
"To be honest he was flat out through the first quarter of the race," said Doyle of the son of Refuse To Bend. "He only started to pick up in the last couple of furlongs. I managed to angle over to the rail, and then he was running for me but I had nowhere to go.
 
"Once I had some space he has run on well, he gave me a great ride."
 
Just That Lord, locally-trained by Michael Attwater, was prominent throughout and jockey John Egan, who put a pound overweight, said: "He's run an absolute cracker, but the draw beat me."

Mathematician Betting

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

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (16) Tanasoq (IRE) (ex7) 12/1 J P Sullivan
8-0
P T Midgley 5
2nd (12) Pettochside 33/1 Hollie Doyle
8-12
J J Bridger 9
3rd (1) ½ Just That Lord 16/1 J F Egan
8-2
M J Attwater 5
4th (14) Blue De Vega (GER) 8/1 Oisin Murphy
8-13
R M H Cowell 5
5th (19) nk Dark Shot 11/2f Jamie Gormley (5)
8-5
S Dixon 5
6th (10) nk Duke Of Firenze 12/1 D Allan
9-10
D C Griffiths 9
7th (8) nse Lucky Beggar (IRE) 33/1 P Sirigu
8-0
D C Griffiths 8
8th (20) nk Harry Hurricane 9/1 Harry Bentley
8-5
George Baker 6
9th (3) 1 Desert Law (IRE) 33/1 L Morris
8-12
P T Midgley 10
10th (5) ¾ Tarboosh 16/1 Cam Hardie
8-9
P T Midgley 5
11th (6) ½ Shamshon (IRE) 25/1 Raul Da Silva
8-0
S C Williams 7
12th (4) ½ Edward Lewis 8/1 D Tudhope
9-1
D O'Meara 5
13th (2) ½ Caspian Prince (IRE) 7/1 A Kirby
9-9
M Appleby 9
14th (11) s.h Equimou 25/1 R Winston
9-3
R Eddery 4
15th (18) hd Aleef (IRE) 33/1 Andrew Breslin (7)
8-0
D O'Meara 5
16th (15) nk Verne Castle 33/1 Hayley Turner
8-1
M Wigham 5
17th (7) s.h Storm Over (IRE) 14/1 N Mackay
8-8
R M H Cowell 4
18th (13) nk Bahamian Sunrise 25/1 P Mathers
8-0
J Gallagher 6
19th (9) Boom The Groom (IRE) 13/2 S De Sousa
8-10
A W Carroll 7
20th (17) 9 Super Julius 25/1 Gabriele Malune (5)
8-0
Eve Johnson Houghton 4