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Group Two win for Unforgotten

Unforgotten pictured as a yearling
Unforgotten pictured as a yearling

Unforgotten has risen to prominence again after shrugging off cardiac arrhythmia to snatch a narrow victory in the Gr.2 Phar Lap Stakes at Rosehill.

The Chris Waller-trained three-year-old filly is back on track for a tilt at the ATC Australian Oaks after she was only confirmed to run in the Phar Lap Stakes on race day.

Unforgotten had to pass a barrier test on Thursday after cardiac arrhythmia was detected once she finished last in the Group One Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on March 3.

She had a soft trial, trailing the winner by four lengths, but had plenty on reserve when it mattered most over 1500m.

Unforgotten ($9.50) stormed home late under Jason Collett to pip Holy Smoke ($5.50) by a short head.
Hiyaam ($13) was 2-3/4 lengths back in third.

"We rode her quiet and let her finish off, that's how she won her races in the summer, where she was starting to build that reputation," said Waller.

A daughter of Fastnet Rock and the Galileo mare Memories of You, Unforgotten was bought by Chris Waller Racing through bloodstock agent Guy Mulcaster at the 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale. She was knocked down for $360,000 from the draft of Curraghmore.



 

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