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  • 15:00 Investec 'dash' 5f

  • (heritage Handicap) £75,000 added 3yo+ 18 ran
  • Winner: £
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 0m 56.67s
  • Off time: 15:00:50

Indian Trail scoops Dash

11-1 shot provides more joy for Nicholls at Epsom

Last Updated: 06/06/09 3:43pm

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Indian Trail (R) gets up ahead of Captain Dunne

Indian Trail (R) gets up ahead of Captain Dunne

David Nicholls claimed his fourth Investec "Dash" in eight years with bottom-weight 11-1 shot Indian Trail.

Paul Quinn rode home the nine-year-old who was propping up the rear at halfway but came with a withering run through the field.

Mick Kinane had tried to make all on the speedy Captain Dunne and appeared to have fought off all of his rivals, however Indian Trail got up in the final strides to win by a short-head.

Nicholls also saddled the third home, Strike Up The Band with Oldjoesaid fourth.

Quinn said: "It's nice to have a ride on Derby day but to ride a winner is even better."

Deserves it

Nicholls said: "This is our Derby. It's hard when you've got more than one runner in the race but all the owners seem to get on and they've all been congratulating each other.

"I'm really pleased for Paul more than anything because he doesn't get the rides he deserves.

"He might be a lightweight jockey but hopefully people will see him win here today and give him a few more opportunities, he certainly deserves it."

Tim Palin, representing the Middleham Park Racing syndicate, owners of Captain Dunne, said: "It's very emotional to be here and have the horse run so well.

"It was a great ride from the jockey and a great training performance by Tim (Easterby).

"He's pinged the stalls, tried to make all, been caught on the line and chinned close home."

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