Expat New Zealand trainer Chris Waller will have six runners in the Gr.2 The Star Apollo Stakes (1400m) at Randwick on Saturday, including glamour mare Winx and Group One winners Patrick Erin and Unforgotten.
While Winx is expected to continue her winning ways on Saturday, Waller said the race is also a good stepping stone for his other runners including Curraghmore's New Zealand Bloodstock graduate Unforgotten.
“She has come back very well and should be in for a good autumn and in normal years you would say she would be a genuine chance of winning the race, so don’t discount her,” Waller said.
Waller, who purchased Unforgotten out of Curraghmore’s 2016 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale draft for $360,000, is hoping she can gain a berth into the All Star Mile (1600m).
“Unforgotten shouldn’t be discounted in the All Star Mile and we would be hoping with one of these two horses that we pick up a wild card should we decide to head down that path,” he said.
“If not, obvious races like the Doncaster which carries Group One status is a little more important for them.” – NZ Racing Desk