Wilscot 300th winner by Dash For Cash

Scenic Lodge sire Dash For Cash passed another milestone when his first-starter Wilscot waltzed home at Wodonga on Tuesday.

The locally trained grey gelding is the 300th individual winner by Dash For Cash.

Wilscot (4g Dash For Cash – Ascot Vale by Ascot Knight) was the market-mover before the Naubro Kerb Maiden Plate (1100m).  Handled positively by Linda Meech, he pounced on the leader at the top of the straight and won eased down by more than three lengths.

“He’s a city class horse but can be a bit of a lad,” trainer Brian Cox said.  “We had a race in mind at the Albury Cup carnival but had to back off for an extra week.

“It’s taken time for him to mature mentally and, all going well, we will set him for the Greys Plate at the Melbourne Cup carnival.”

Dash For Cash (Secret Savings) has settled in like a pro for his first season alongside Blackfriars and Universal Ruler at Scenic Lodge later this year.  His 300 winners to date have won 850 races at a 64% strike-rate.

Wilscot is a homebred for Glenn Canny who also has a top strike-rate with Dash For Cash.  “He’s a suitable sire for an owner-breeder like me,” Canny explained.  “I liked him as a racehorse and he’s a proven stallion.”

Canny’s mare Ascot Vale is a sister to Hollywood Park stakes winner Royal Vale and has foaled two winners from two to race by Dash For Cash.  “She produced a lovely colt by him first-up.  There was no reason not to breed back after I inspected that one.

“The first foal is named Smoken Cash and he’s won three races for us.  Now Wilscot is up and running and Brian reckons he’s better again.”

Dash For Cash’s elevated strike-rate has made him a favourite with owner-breeders.  And his commercial appeal was evident with $110,000 and $70,000 graduates at the last two Melbourne Premier yearling sales.