Sandown's Dogwood Finals

     August 5,2001: The team of owner Robert Murphy of Surrey and trainer and driver Bill

Davis made it a sweep as Red Star Sunshine swept to victory Sunday in

the Dogwood Cup final for fillies and mares at Sandown Park.

     Sunshine (As Promised) made it six wins on the year and five in her last

six starts by winning by seven lengths in a new lifetime mark of 1:56.

Ohtbe South (Tylers Point) was second and Dal Reo Destiny (Safe N Rich)

third in the field of eight which battled for a purse of $20,600.

     Meanwhile, Red Star Executive (Run The Table) raced gate to wire in a

new lifetime mark of 1:56 to capture the Dogwood for colts and geldings

Saturday.

     Favourite at 1-2 with entry mate Red Star Tex, the three-year-old colt,

made it three wins in a row and three in five 2001 starts.

     The Pacing Priest (Barstow Hanover) was second and Nazko Promise (As

Promised) was third in the field of eight which raced for a purse of

$21,900.

 

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