After leaving box three in third place, the daughter of Outa Credit and Where Are You (Hallucinate – Duel’s Me Mum) was quickly out-paced and left the straight in fifth position, receiving some slight interference in the process.
King Elliot (7) led the field out of the straight but was quickly under siege from the $2.80 favourite Angvella (1) who railed underneath him to take the lead down the back. Give You Credit (6) chimed in three-wide and looked destined to pass the leaders as they left the back straight.
With the three leaders racing tightly Angvella appeared to run wide, taking Give You Credit with him. But if the Ruetschi camp were disappointed that they’d been taken out of play after the looking the winner, they would have soon realised that all their Christmas’ had come at once.
The field had parted like the Red Sea for You Can Talk, presenting her with a gifted run and the 27-month-old duly obliged by spearing through to race away and score by 1 3/4 lengths in the time of 30.39. Happy Haswell (4) charged home for second while Angvella managed to pick himself up off the canvas to grab third just in front of You Say So (2).
It was the icing on the cake for Patrick Estate trainer Peter Ruetschi who had qualified three litter-mates for the final.
There were plenty of hard luck stories in the race but the worst effected seemed to be Give You Credit (6) who was taken wide when making a dash for home and Nala’s Heart (5) who also copped the backwash of that mix-up when making a run.
The win was You Can Talk’s 14th from 28 starts and takes her prize-money earnings beyond the $50,000 mark.
1st – You Can Talk (3) – Peter Ruetschi
2nd – Happy Haswell (4) – Reg Kay
3rd – Angvella (1) – Christina Harman
4th – You Say So (2) – Peter Ruetschi
5th – Give You Credit (6) – Peter Ruetschi
6th – Super Vision (8) – Peter Young
7th – Nala’s Heart (5) – Robert Handyside
8th – King Elliot (7) – Reg Hazelgrove