Rich good Enuff to take Danehill Stakes

Sep 13, 2014

Rich Enuff could be the horse to give Cranbourne trainer Ken Keys his maiden Group 1 win judging by his win in the Group 2 Danehill Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.

Rich Enuff blitzed his rivals in the Listed Mitchell McKenzie Stakes at Moonee Valley on August 23 before showing that effort was no fluke with a terrific display at Flemington.

Michael Rodd had his first ride on Rich Enuff in the Danehill Stakes and the partnership produced a stylish victory at its first outing.

Rich Enuff bounced well from the gates to settle just off the speed where he travelled beautifully for Rodd until the jockey asked him to quicken at the 400 metres.

The response was instant and significant as Rich Enuff swept past the leaders to open a gap on the field while the Group I-placed Queenslander Looks Like The Cat set out after the smart front-runner.

Looks Like The Cat whittled the margin back by the finish but Rich Enuff always had the race in hand to give Keys the option of running the three-year-old in the Group 1 Caulfield Guineas.

"I'll be very interested in what (jockey) Michael (Rodd) says but on what I saw, the 1400 into the Guineas would be a good option,” Keys said.

"I think he's a natural miler but we'll find out.

Rich Enuff’s form had attracted significant offers from local and overseas interests but Keys said the homebred was not for sale.

“I love doing this too much. And I've never won a Group One," Keys said.

"I guess he obviously has genuine stallion potential now. I think there's no doubt about that.

"I'm sure he'll create his own interest."

Rich Enuff’s second win from three starts earned him a $120,000 winner’s cheque, taking his stakes tally to a whopping $213,000.

Congratulations to all involved with Rich Enuff’s brilliant win.

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