Rue De Kahn Simply Brilliant In Group 3 Richmond Oaks Final

VINEYARD trainer Dean Swain notched up his first Group win of 2015 at Richmond on Saturday night, with Rue De Kahn blowing away her rivals in the Group 3 Richmond Oaks final.

Exiting from box six, the daughter of Where’s Pedro and Shelbourne Dawn got a glorious rails run at the first turn after early leader Star Torana ran wide. Renowned for her strong finishes, Rue De Kahn streaked away to score by three-and-a-half-lengths over Star Torana, with Miss Sueko a further length-and-a-quarter away in third position.

The winner recorded a speedy time of 30.71, with a slick run home of 15.21.

The win was the 18th of Rue De Kahn’s career at start 59 and she collected a $30,000 winner’s purse, taking her prize money total to an outstanding $198,360.

Group 3 Richmond Oaks final full results – 16th May 2015 – 535-metres

1st – Rue De Kahn – Dean Swain ($30,000)
2nd – Star Torana – Shaun Evans ($6,000)
3rd – Miss Sueko – Justin King ($2,000)
4th – Zipping Abby – Ron Seymour
5th – Wuxi – Luke Azzopardi
6th – Chica Destacada – Doreen Drynan
7th – Good Odds Regina – Frank Hurst
8th – Fancy Top – Anthony Azzopardi

Time: 30.71
S1: 5.25
S2: 15.50
Run Home: 15.21

Margins: 3.50 x 1.25

Scratchings: Zipping Midge, Winsome Amanda