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Unforgotten And Alizee Top Of The Class

Impressive filly Unforgotten became the 34th global Group One winner by champion sire Fastnet Rock when she went to the top her classic class in the ATC Australian Oaks at Randwick on Saturday.

Unforgotten And Alizee Top Of The Class

Impressive filly Unforgotten became the 34th global Group One winner by champion sire Fastnet Rock when she went to the top her classic class in the ATC Australian Oaks at Randwick on Saturday.

Unforgotten (Fastnet Rock x Memories Of You by Galileo) also became the fourth consecutive graduate of the New Zealand’s Karaka sales to win Sydney’s prestigious fillies’ classic.

The sequence began with Gust of Wind (Darci Brahma), a $90,000 Karaka Premier Sale purchase who beat none other than superstar Winx (Street Cry) to win the Oaks in 2015.


The $65,000 Karaka Select Sale buy Sofia Rosa (Makfi) followed in 2016 before Bonneval (Makfi) won last year. Bought for $150,000 at the 2015 Karaka Premier Sale, Bonneval was crowned New Zealand’s Horse of the Year for 2016-17.

Champion trainer Chris Waller secured Unforgotten for $360,000 at the 2016 Karaka Premier Sale and has now won five of her nine starts and $1.095 million prizemoney.

In her final Oaks lead-up she ran second to Hiyaam (High Chaparral) in the G1 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on March 31 before reversing that result over the classic distance of 2400m in the Oaks.

Unforgotten, bred by Roncon and offered by Curraghmore at the 2016 Premier Sale, is Waller’s second Australian Oaks winner after he won the classic with Royal Descent in 2013.

Unforgotten is one of three winners out of the Irish-bred Galileo mare Memories Of You, a half-sister to G1 winner Matiara (Bering), G2 winners Pyrus (Mr Prospector) and Marathon (Diesis) and Listed winner Precious Ring (Bering).

Memories Of You is also the dam of the Listed-placed Special Memories. She has a weanling colt by No Nay Never and was covered ion 2017 by Air Force Blue.

Unforgotten’s second dam is the Listed winner Most Precious (Nureyev).

Alizee
Alizee Picture:Steve Hart

* Sepoy’s star filly Alizee found an electrifying turn of foot to record her second Group One win in the Coolmore Legacy Queen Of The Turf at Randwick on Saturday.

Alizee Horseform, the only 3YO filly in the big field, stormed down the outside to outclass her older rivals Prompt Response (Beneteau) and Heavens Above (Street Cry) for her second G1 win over the Randwick mile having claimed the Flight Stakes over the same course in the spring.

The homebred Alizee, the winner of five of her 14 starts and $1.41 million, is a member of one of Godolphin’s most valuable Australian families.

Her dam Essaouira (Exceed And Excel) is also the dam of G1 winner Astern, the son of Medgalia D‘Oro who is now at stud.

Essaouira is out of the G2 winner Alizes (Rory’s Jester) while her third dam La Baraka (Euclase) won six races including the G1 AJC Galaxy.

La Baraka is one of seven winners out of the five-time G1 winner Triscay (Marscay), dam of the G2 winner Tsuimai (Thunder Gulch) and stakes placegetter Robrick (Grand Lodge).

Racing And Sports




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R6 RANDWICK 14 April 2018
Australian Oaks 3F , 2400m
Race Synopsis: Unforgotten followed her impressive Phar Lap Stakes (Gr 2, 1500m) win and late-closing second in the Vinery Stud Stakes (registered as Storm Queen Stakes) (Gr 1, 2000m) with an impressive victory in this renowned Group One feature. She was settled in a good spot by Hugh Bowman, racing seventh on the rails before improving from the 600m. She put in a strong run on straightening, went to second at the 200m and finished too well to score a very good win. Hiyaam again went to the front, picked up the pace from the 1200m, turned for home with a clear break and fought gamely for a very good second. Her Mick Price-trained stablemate Miss Admiration raced last place in the 13-horse field, improved nearing the home turn, got along the rails from the 300m and battled on really well for third in a promising performance in this class. Bring Me Roses raced back in eighth place, went deep rounding the home turn and kept running on well for (4.4 lengths) fourth. The NZ Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m) winner Savvy Coup travelled well back in fifth place, got along the inner at the home turn and kept fighting on for (5.7 lengths) fifth. Aloisia made ground for 6.9 lengths) seventh after being well back, while Luvaluva was also back in the field (trapped wide) for a long way before finishing (15.8 lengths) 11th.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
3. UNFORGOTTEN (AUS)
3yo Filly
CHRIS WALLER
HUGH BOWMAN
56.0
$4.00
 
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - MEMORIES OF YOU (IRE)
Magic Bloodstock Racing (Mgr: P G Tighe), C J Waller, F W Cook, Mrs C M Cook, N A Greenhalgh, Mrs M T Greenhalgh, R Shrimpton, Mrs C Shrimpton, I Bruce, R Smith, P Y W Ng, K H Warriner, J T C Lake & B L Mathieson
2nd  
2. HIYAAM (NZ)
3yo Filly
MICK PRICE
MICHAEL DEE
56.0
$4.50
 
HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - MAZARINE (NZ)
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum
3rd  
11. MISS ADMIRATION (AUS)
3yo Filly
MICK PRICE
DAMIEN OLIVER
56.0
$101.00
 
SEBRING (AUS) - ADMIRING (AUS)
 Segenhoe Thoroughbreds Australia Syndicate (Mgr: K W Maloney), A C Lloyd Jones, Dad Racing Syndicate (Mgr: D Marulli), A D Powick, Beautiful Sell Syndicate (Mgr: C A McDonald), B A Todd, G M Davis & Tarragon Syndicate (Mgr: G R Flynn)
4th  6. BRING ME ROSES (AUS)
3yo Filly
TONY MCEVOY
LUKE CURRIE
56.0
$26.00
5th  4. SAVVY COUP (NZ)
3yo Filly
MICHAEL & MATTHEW PITMAN
CHRIS JOHNSON
56.0
$8.00
6th  8. DANZDANZDANCE (AUS)
3yo Filly
C W GIBBS
MICHAEL WALKER
56.0
$17.00
7th  1. ALOISIA (NZ)
3yo Filly
CIARON MAHER
MARK ZAHRA
56.0
$5.50
8th  9. CHILLY CHA CHA (NZ)
3yo Filly
KRIS LEES
JASON COLLETT
56.0
$21.00
9th  7. CONTESSA VANESSA (NZ)
3yo Filly
TEAM ROGERSON
CRAIG WILLIAMS
56.0
$31.00
10th  10. SHE'S A TREASURE (NZ)
3yo Filly
TONY PIKE
DAMIAN LANE
56.0
$41.00
11th  5. LUVALUVA (NZ)
3yo Filly
J G SARGENT
KERRIN MCEVOY
56.0
$6.50
12th  13. WILD SEA (AUS)
3yo Filly
MICHAEL KENT
DWAYNE DUNN
56.0
$67.00
13th  12. NAIVASHA (AUS)
3yo Filly
NIGEL BLACKISTON
RHYS MCLEOD
56.0
$151.00

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