20 for Smart Missile

Yao Dash (4 g Smart Missile x Rahy Storm by Rahy) skipped away with the Doncaster Prelude (Gr 3, 1500m) to secure his place in the Doncaster Mile (Gr 1, 1600m) as he became the 20th individual stakes winner for his sire Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock).

The Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott- trained four-year-old found the lead and the rail under Craig Williams and proved too hot for his rivals, winning by three and a half lengths over Mister Sea Wolf (Amadeus Wolf) with Bottega (Snitzel) a further half-length back in third. A $90,000 purchase from the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale for owners Dynamic Syndications, Yao Dash is the first foal out of winning Rahy (Blushing Groom) mare Rahy Storm, who died after foaling a Written Tycoon (Iglesia) colt last year. Smart Missile stands at Olly Tait’s Twin Hills Stud, where he commanded a fee of $22,000 in 2020.