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Rich Enuff Looks The Goods In First Gallop
Gifted colt Rich Enuff (Written Tycoon-Hotnuff, by Spartacus) has impressed trainer Ken Keys in his first serious hit-out as he prepares for the spring. The son of Written Tycoon has not raced since finishing seventh in the Gr1 Coolmore Stud Stakes in November after injuring a ligament in his off hind, but Keys is confident that problem is now behind him. "He's terrific. I couldn't be happier. We did our first piece of work this morning in even time and he came off bouncing," Keys told RSN's Shane Anderson yesterday. "Seeing him come off the track this morning he was free in his action and he looked terrific...there was nothing negative." Keys said the goal was to win a Gr1 race with Rich Enuff in the spring and nominated races such as the Memsie Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 29 August, and the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield on 26 September, as potential targets. "There is a belief that 1400 metres is our pet distance," Keys said. "So races like the Rupert Clarke Stakes and the Memsie [would suit], but I'm not sure we will be ready for that." Rich Enuff has won 3 of his 6 starts to date, highlighted by victories in the Gr2 Danehill Stakes and Gr3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude. He was also runner-up to Shooting To Win in the Gr1 Caulfield Guineas last spring.