A fortnight after her short-head second to Shotgun Wedding in the Oaks Trial, Millard-trained Enchanted Garden showed her superiority in the SA Oaks at Turffontein.
It was left to Shotgun Wedding's stablemate Whisky Bravo to provide the main opposition.
Enchanted Garden was one of four runners on the heels of pacemaking Striking turning into the straight and took over 500m out, drawing into a six-length lead at the 200m pole. Whisky Bravo produced a sustained finishing run to save the race from becoming a farce, Enchanted Garden prevailing by 3½ lengths in race-record time. Shotgun Wedding could do no better than a remote fifth.
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