Wayward Rich Enuff Filly Dosh Makes Stakes Winning Debut

Mark Smith - Thursday November 5

Making her career debut, the heavily backed favourite Dosh looked set for a comfortable win in the Group III Darley Ottawa Stakes (1000m) at Flemington on Oaks day before she began to take as many steps sideways as she did going forward.

Dosh (orange) a stakes win on debut (Racing Photos)

Jordan Childs managed to gather up the wayward daughter of Rich Enuff to nose out the Shalaa (FR) filly Nice For What, whose half-sister Montefilia will go off a short-priced favourite later in the day in the Oaks.

The Choisir filly Butter Blonde was a length back in third.

“We really liked her from day dot. She has shown us a lot of ability at home,” Childs said.

“We came here confident, but she has still a lot to learn, she is not there mentally as yet, but she has untapped ability.

“She travelled well in front, and I waited for as long as I could. I gave her a squeeze, and I still hadn’t fully gone for her, but she is just immature and spots things, a typical young horse that doesn’t quite know how to go straight and nearly chucked it away.”


ner Grahame Begg said the daughter of Rich Enuff had done a similar thing in a jump out.

“She did the same thing when we took her to Moonee Valley. She wanted to layout coming to the winning post,” Begg revealed.

Dosh a good-looking daughter of Rich Enuff (Racing Photos)

“She pulled enough out to win today. She showed natural ability from the first day we started to do a bit of work with her. She has been very professional about the way she goes about everything.

“When I first laid eyes on her (at the sales) I thought I have to have her.

“She is from a great family that goes back to Bold Promise, Dear Demi, Capitalist, and Merlene; they are all out of the family. It is a great filly family, and I’m sure she will become a very valuable filly.

“She will be put away as she has been in a long time. She is a massive doer in the stable. She weighs 510kgs, which is massive for a two-year-old.

Purchased by her trainer for $155,000 out of the Glenlogan Park draft at the 2020 Classic Yearling Sale, Dosh is the third foal and the second winner from as many to race out of the Shovhog mare Raise Up who was a 6-time winner in Brisbane.

Dosh a $155,000 Inglis Classic yearling

Raise Up’s dam Raise a Million (Raise a Crown) is a half-sister to dual Group II and Magic Millions winner Bold Promise (Luskin Star), the dam of Golden slipper winner Merlene, dual Group 1 winner Miss Pennymoney and Group III winner Compulsion who is the granddam of Golden slipper winner Capitalist.

After missing in 2018, Raise Up foaled a sister to Dosh on September 21.

Dosh becomes the second stakes-winner for Woodpark Studs Written Tycoon stallion Rich Enuff following the Listed Winning Edge Stakes winner Plutocrat.

The seventh leading first-crop stallion last season, Rich Enuff stands at Woodside Park Stud at a fee of $8,800.


Race Result - Darley Ottawa Stakes Gr3 1000m

Flemington Track: Soft(5) Time: 0:58.98
T: G M Begg J: Jordan Childs 56
2f Rich Enuff (AUS) x Raise Up (AUS) (Shovhog (AUS))
Nice For What
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: J Bowman 56
2f Shalaa (IRE) x Bana Wu (GB) (Shirocco (GER))
Butter Blonde
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Craig Williams 56
2f Choisir (AUS) x The Fairy's Kiss (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
Fake Love
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: M Zahra 56
2f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Anatina (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: D W Stackhouse 56
2f Flying Artie (AUS) x Sebrikka (AUS) (Sebring (AUS))
Tempest Charm
T: R Griffiths & M De Kock J: Jye McNeil 56
2f Trust In A Gust (AUS) x Magic Pulse (AUS) (Magic Albert (AUS))
Lovin' Feelin'
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jamie Kah 56
2f Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Erinys (AUS) (Bernardini (USA))
Mortal Witness
T: T Dabernig & B Hayes J: M J Dee 56
2f Star Turn (AUS) x Mortal Sin (AUS) (All American (AUS))
T: T & C McEvoy J: L Currie 56
2f Rich Enuff (AUS) x Augusta Belle (AUS) (Not A Single Doubt (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: John Allen 56
2f Street Boss (USA) x Italy (AUS) (Domesday (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: D Oliver 56
2f Frosted (USA) x Applegate (AUS) (Exceed And Excel (AUS))
More Reading...
Darley Spring Preview 2YO’s at Flemington
The first two year-old race of the season in Victoria is run on Wednesday at Flemington with eight runners including one by first season sire Pariah.
Brilliant New 2YO SW for Starspangledbanner
Rosemont Stud’s Starspangledbanner is having an amazing year with his Northern Hemisphere bred two year-olds with 16 individual juvenile winners so far including speedy filly Flotus, who claimed her first Black type success overnight when winning the Listed Ripon Champion 2YO Trophy (6f).
$7.5Million Boost for VOBIS Sires
Racing Victoria (RV) and Thoroughbred Breeders Victoria (TBV) are pleased to announce a $7.5 million boost to the VOBIS Sires program.
Pedigree Potential – Ready to Run
There are a good number of Group I sires standing in Australia for big service fees, whose statistics do not come close to this well proven sire, who gave us all a good reminder as to his talents last Saturday.
Next Stop the Blue Diamond for Rich Enuff's Dosh
After winning the Blue Diamond three years ago with Written By, Grahame Begg has another contender for the title with the brave Rich Enuff filly Dosh.
Sires With Winners - Tuesday September 21
Here is the full list of 25 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
One to Watch – Kyneton
Much missed champion New Zealand sire Tavistock has an impressive crop of talented three year-olds taking shape and we can add another name to his list of potential classic contenders
Breed to Race – So You Want to Breed a Stayer?
Are you an owner breeder dreaming of Cups and Derbies, then this sire may give you the real chance to make it happen at a price you can afford.
Making the Most of Frankel
It seems almost pre-ordained that in the year legendary sire Galileo chose to leave us, his finest son Frankel may well be ready to step into his shoes after taking a narrow lead over his sire in the latest Leading European Sires List by earnings.
Snowfall Wins Irish Oaks in a Canter
It was another Oaks and another daylight victory for Deep Impact filly Snowfall, who added the Irish Oaks at the Curragh overnight to her Epsom Oaks victory last month