Rural Hawaii was crowned Race Of Champions Champion with a brilliant performance this evening at Tralee.

Breaking better than last week he followed the early leader, Midtown Raffa, round the opening turns. Showing brilliant pace down the far side he drew alongside around the 3rd turn. Running his wide line he started to take control of the race. On the run in the Raffa wouldn’t give in and came back but Hawaii showed all the determination in the world to hold on and take the honours for owners Helen and Michael O’Dwyer.

Sidarian Vega ran a good race but faded out on the run in and finished 5th on the night.