Day At The Track

Unforgiving claims Yearling Sales Graduette

11:27 PM 27 Mar 2014 NZDT
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Simon Lawson - enjoyed success with Unforgiving.
Sky Major - looks set for the upcoming features at Addington.

Smart two-year-old filly Unforgiving claimed the thick end of the prize in tonight’s $20,000 PGG Wrightson Yearling Sales Graduette at Cambridge after staging a brilliant two-horse war with runner-up Bettor Be Supreme.

The two fillies, which were clearly superior to their three other rivals, spaced their opposition by some 15 & ¼ lengths after clearing out from the 500 metre mark, but in the end it was the Reid/McMullen trained and Simon Lawson driven filly that come up trumps.

Bettor Be Supreme, who is trained by Brent Mangos and was driven by Tony Herlihy, was extremely game in second after leading up, while Santanna Jewel rounded out the trifecta in third.

Unforgiving, who is an Art Major half-sister to Charge Forward, paced the 1700 metres in 2-03.7 (1-57.0), with sectionals of 58.4 and 27.6.

She has now won two of her five starts and placed on a further two occasions.

Unforgiving was one of two winners for the training partnership of Steven Reid & Simon McMullen, who also enjoyed success with Destination Moon, a very impressive 5 & ½ length winner in the last race of the card.

The speedy half-brother to Tintin America has now won 4 of his 14 lifetime starts.

Other impressive winners on the card included Sky Major, who made light work of his C2-3 rivals when dashing away to win easily in a slick 1-55.9 mile rate.

The Group One winning colt, who is currently a $6.50 chance in the New Zealand Derby, will compete in the 3YO Vero Stakes at Addington next Friday before setting his sights on the $175,000 feature.

By Mitchell Robertson

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