With four wins from his past five starts, the 5YO Danerich gelding Rich Charm earned a well-deserved maiden stakes victory in Wednesday’s Listed Italktravel Stakes (1200 metres) at Caulfield.
Ridden by Patrick Moloney, Rich Charm ran down Erinvale Thoroughbreds graduate Keen Array (Bel Esprit) to win by a short-head.
Trained and part-bred by Udyta Clarke, Rich Charm advanced his record to 7 wins, 2 seconds and 3 thirds from 16 starts with earnings of $510,900.
He was previously seen winning the lucrative $280,000 VOBIS Gold Sprint at Caulfield in April.
“It’s a massive thrill for the stable,” jockey Moloney said.
“Full credit to Mrs Clarke, she’s an extremely underrated trainer. She does a terrific job placing this horse.”
Part-owned and bred by his trainer, Rich Charm is the fourth foal of the winning Kingston Mill mare Charmly who was twice placed in Melbourne.
Not served in 2015, Charmly has a 2YO filly by Moshe and was covered by Nostradamus last spring.
Rich Charm becomes the eighth stakes winner for Rangal Park Stud Danerich (Danehill) who stands his 11th season at a fee of $6,600.