Ruwi runaway with Roulette

Precocious filly Queen Roulette scored an effortless win for her Victorian based sire Ruwi at Kranji on Friday evening.

It was the first leg of a winning double her sire on the weekend.

Ruwi (GB) stands at Aintree Park south of Euroa but is something of an unknown quantity in his home State.  Not so in South-East Asia where he has sired several winners for leading owner Teng Kian Beng.

Queen Roulette (2f Ruwi – Fraar’s Salome by Fraar) finished second to eventual G2 Golden Horseshoe winner Lim’s Racer in June and wasn’t far away in two legs of the same series behind Hello Michelle and Jupiter Gold.

“She jumped well and sat in the box-seat,” Vlad Duric said after the three-length victory.  “She’s very fit and I was confident she would put them to the sword in the home straight.”

Teng Kian Beng has also raced Ruwi winners Lady Roulette, Sing Roulette and Above The Horizon in Singapore.  “Fillies can be a bit temperamental but this one is quite straightforward,” trainer Lesley Khoo said.  “She will get more ground on the way she put the race away tonight.

“She does have a weird grey patch on her back, which is quite unusual, but who cares, as long as she’s got ability and puts them away like tonight.”

Ruwi doubled up at Perak on Sunday when his 3yo filly D’Great Era scored an on-pace victory in the Star Prince Stakes (1000m).  She is trained by Richard Lines for the D’Great Stable and her dam Dance Across (Giant’s Causeway) is a half-sister to LR Sir John Monash Stakes winner Pago Rock.

Ruwi (Unfuwain) won his first four starts in France culminating with an effortless Group 2 victory in the Prix Noailles (2100m) at Longchamp.  Aintree Park studmaster Mark Arrowsmith stands him for a $5,000 (inc gst) fee alongside Perth stakes winner Phenomenons (Giant’s Causeway).