Here De Angels to Contest 2010 Oakleigh Plate

February 9th, 2010

Saturday’s Group 3 Rubiton Stakes winner Here De Angels is now on the path to Group 1 glory, set to contest the Oakleigh Plate in a fortnight’s time after his sensational Caulfield win.

The Mark Kavanagh-trained six-year-old ran the perfect lead-up victory in the Rubiton Stakes, which is run over the identical distance and course as the Oakleigh Plate, when he defeated Lucky Secret in record breaking time.

Here De Angles wore hooded ear muffs and a nose roll when racing to victory in the Rubiton, and it seemed the additional gear was just what the smart Dehere gelding needed.

Having previously displayed a lack of concentration and antics in the barriers, Here De Angles has matured into a great horse with a solid chance of winning his maiden Group 1 victory in the Oakleigh Plate.

The runner-up Here De Angles beat in the Rubiton, Lucky Secret is also a likely 2010 Oakleigh Plate starter.