Sky Bet Dash
Handicap, York 14:40
£50,000 added,
3yo plus,
6f, Class 2   
Saturday 27th July 2019

1 Dakota Gold 10/1
2 Muscika 20/1
3 Jawwaal 11/1
15 ran NR: Encrypted, Glenamoy Lad, Line Of Reason
Distances: ½l, shd, 1¼l Time: 1m 14.10s (slow by 4.40s)

Trained by Michael Dods, the five-year-old Dakota Gold finished fifth on his return from eight months off the track at Newcastle four weeks ago and was a 10-1 shot for this £50,000 sprint on the Knavesmire.

There were still plenty in with a chance entering the last of six furlongs, but it was Dakota Gold who pulled out most under a power-packed ride from Connor Beasley to emerge triumphant by a half a length from Muscika.

The winner’s stablemate Jawwaal was just a short-head further away in third.

Dods said: “Dakota Gold is really a five-furlong horse, but the ground came for him, and I couldn’t be more delighted.

“He had an injury at the end of January, and that’s why he didn’t run until the Gosforth Park Cup.

“He showed a good attitude today, and Connor gets on well with him. He’s a good jockey and probably deserves more chances – there’s not many as strong as him.”

Sky Bet Dash Handicap
£50,000 added, 3yo plus, 6f, Class 2
15 ran
Going: Soft, Good to Soft in places

POS (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE TRAINER JOCKEY
1 (9)      Dakota Gold 5 9-2 Michael Dods Connor Beasley 10/1
2 (4) ½ Muscika 5 8-11 David O'Meara Conor McGovern 20/1
3 (13) shd Jawwaal 4 8-8 Michael Dods Ben Curtis 11/1
4 (14) Golden Apollo 5 8-10 Tim Easterby Jason Hart 8/1
5 (16) 1 Flying Pursuit 6 8-12 Tim Easterby Rachel Richardson 6/1J
6 (8) 1 Camacho Chief 4 9-6 Michael Dods Paul Mulrennan 9/1
7 (5) shd Growl 7 8-12 Richard Fahey Connor Murtagh 10/1
8 (1) nse Paddy Power 6 8-2 Richard Fahey Paddy Mathers 22/1
9 (18) ½ Hyperfocus 5 8-11 Tim Easterby David Allan 20/1
10 (3) Tomily 5 8-7 5ex David O'Meara Angus Villiers 6/1J
11 (15) nk Duke Of Firenze 10 8-10 David C Griffiths Richard Kingscote 33/1
12 (11) 2 Brian The Snail 5 8-9 Richard Fahey Tony Hamilton 20/1
13 (17) Savalas 4 8-9 Kevin Ryan Jamie Spencer 20/1
14 (6) Staxton 4 9-6 Tim Easterby Duran Fentiman 10/1
15 (7)
7 Gulliver 5 9-6 David O'Meara Daniel Tudhope 7/1
1 NR (2) 281-04 Encrypted 4 9-10 Hugo Palmer NON RUNNER
6 NR (10) 6-6887 Glenamoy Lad 5 8-13 Michael Wigham NON RUNNER

15 NR (12) 500630 Line Of Reason 9 8-8 Paul Midgley NON RUNNER

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