Young pair show quality
GODOLPHIN unveiled a pair of promising two-year-olds at Rosehill yesterday with Dynamited winning and Rheingau also providing positive signs for the future.
Dynamited ($4.20) overcame pre-race jitters in the theraces Handicap (1100m) to follow early leader Secret Lady and pounce at the 100m.
The colt, who wasn’t comfortable in the barriers, won by a half-length from the Gary Portelli-trained filly Secret Lady ($4.20). Rheingau ($5.50) was 23⁄4 lengths away third.
“He was a bit hot-headed in the stalls, that’s why he had two handlers,” Godolphin stable representative Nacim Dilmi said.
“He’s going to learn a lot from that race. He’ll be better behaved when he has his next start.”
Godolphin head trainer James Cummings has introduced 13 two-year-olds this season and Dynamited joins Elessedil as a first-up winner after the filly won her maiden at Canterbury last month.
“The boys at home have been confident a long time about him,” Dilmi said.
“He’s shown a lot of quality and it was very good to see it on race day.”
Dilmi was also impressed with Rheingau, who beat Dynamited in their only trial last month.
“We didn’t expect him to be as sharp as Dynamited but he ran very strong.”
Earlier, Unforgotten made sure she has a name not to forget after keeping an unbeaten spring record at Rosehill.
The Chris Waller-trained filly, sent out a $1.50-favourite, scored a 21⁄2length win in the Schweppes Handicap (1500m) to make it three wins from as many starts since a spell.
Waller was happy to see the three-year-old didn’t raise a sweat in the mounting yard, given she was on a quick backup after winning seven days earlier.
“She hadn’t worried about last week’s race at all and looked just as good,” Waller said.
“I think over this distance she’s a little bit more effective too.”
Waller said there was a lot to look forward to with Unforgotten next year.
“That’ll be her last run for this prep. We’ll give her a very short break and (then) back in for the autumn,” Waller said.
Unforgotten gave an insight into her potential when she finished second to last week’s Victoria Derby winner Ace High in a maiden at Kembla Grange last season.
Waller said Unforgotten had a pedigree that Coolmore Stud’s Irish trainer Adrian O’Brien consistently raved about.
“Being of Fastnet Rock and out of a Galileo mare (Memories Of You) . . . it’s just a dominant cross,” Waller said.