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Epsom Downs

  • 15:15 Investec Entrepreneurial Class 'Dash' 5f

  • (Handicap) £75,000 added 3yo+ 16 ran
  • Winner £46,732 2nd £13,995 3rd £6,998 4th £3,502
  • Going: Good to Firm (Good in places;Sprint;Good to Firm)
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 0m 54.30s
  • Off time: 15:15:06

Dunne dashes to victory

Captain Dunne defies top-weight to land a thrilling 'Dash'

Last Updated: 04/06/11 4:29pm

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Captain Dunne made pretty much every yard in the Dash.

Captain Dunne made pretty much every yard in the Dash.

Captain Dunne (13-2) prevailed in a thrilling Investec Entrepreneurial Class 'Dash' Handicap.

Trained by Tim Easterby, the topweight was always to the fore in second time cheekpieces under David Allan and grabbed the stands side rail from La Fortunata with over a furlong to go.

Mike Murphy's filly came back for another crack at the six year old as half a dozen flashed home in the fastest five furlongs in the country to force a photo for the places but Captain Dunne, who had finished second in a Longchamp Group Three last time, prevailed by a neck and a short-head.

Confessional was eventually called home in second to record a famous one-two for Easterby with La Fortunata a game third from Sohraab who ran a blinder from an unfavourably low draw in fourth.

"It's not often you get one going too fast at Epsom, but he's got that much speed it's unreal and you can't really fight him," said Allan.

"I also think it's the cheekpieces. Sometimes he looks about and they light him up a little bit too much. It's a 'Catch 22' situation but it's worked today.

"I was gutted when he just got beaten at Longchamp the other week and it's about time he won a big one."

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