Blue-blooded mare Forever Loved (4m High Chaparral x Diamond Like, by Danehill) scored a valuable Black Type win at Flemington on Saturday when she powered clear to win the Group II VRC Blazer Stakes.
Prepared by Gai Waterhouse, Forever Loved was third in the Group I ATC Vinery Stud Stakes and fourth in the Group I ATC Australian Oaks last season, but seems to have come back even better this campaign.
She was strong at the end of the 1400 metres for Vlad Duric and will be hard to beat as she progresses to her preferred longer trips.
“We have always thought she would be better over more ground,” said Stable Racing Manager, Emma Pearce.
“This is a fabulous result for everyone concerned – Gai, the owners and the rider.
“We have always thought she had a good Group 1 in her and that’s the way I’m sure Gai will head with her.”
A $650,000 NZB Premier purchase for Gai Waterhouse/James Harron Bloodstock from the Cambridge Stud draft, Forever Loved has won three of 11 starts earning over $300,000 in prizemoney.
She runs for Greg and Donna Kolivos, who enjoyed much success with their champion colt Pierro.
Forever Loved is a half-sister to stakes-winner Zephyron and stakes-placed Miss Zenella and Ardeche being from stakes-winning Danehill mare Diamond Like, who comes from the Diamond Lover branch of the Eight Carat (GB) family.
A filly with a gold plated pedigree, it’s not hard to see why Forever Loved was the most expensive filly by her sire High Chaparral sold in 2012.
Forever Loved is the 59th stakes-winner for outstanding sire High Chaparral, who is in Australia this spring.