TDN: First stakes winner for Divine Prophet on Oaks Day

The G3 Darley Ottawa S. was the first of the features on VRC Oaks Day, a sprint over 1000 metres for the juvenile fillies. It proved a busy field with 18 horses going to post, and the result went the way of See You In Heaven, who provided her sire, Aquis Farm’s Divine Prophet, with his very first stakes winner.

See You In Heaven is trained at Morphettville by Richard and Chantelle Jolly, and the filly was unraced until Thursday's meeting. She’d run a stylish trial at Balaklava last month, when she was third, and she went into the Ottawa S. as the second of two emergencies.

Ridden by Craig Williams, the filly popped out from barrier eight to be among the leading division down the straight course at Flemington. Strapparsi (Deep Field) set the early speed, with Nixie (Nicconi) close by alongside Foxy Gold (Shalaa {Ire}) and grey filly She’s Pretty Rich (Written Tycoon).

Out of the chute, See You In Heaven was in the middle of the track and cruising well, and Williams went at her at the 250-metre mark. She was pressed only by Bohemian Daisy (Hellbent) and then Satin Love (Snitzel) in the dying strides.

The final margin was See You In Heaven by 1.25l to second-placed Satin Love (both horses emergencies), with Bohemian Daisy 1.35l to third.

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