Earning TDN Rising Star status for her sparking debut win at Gulfstream on Sunday was Lalibela (3f Giant’s Causeway x Unappeased, by Galileo), a beautifully bred filly combing the blood of two champion Coolmore sires.
The Michael Matz trained filly was last to leave the gates and settled at the rear before overcoming trouble in the run to score a late surging win down the outside.
She hit the line hard to post a half length win in the 1 and 1/8th mile turf maiden.
A $150,000 Keeneland September purchase, Lalibela runs for Caroline Forgason and is the first winner for Unappeased, a half-sister by Galileo to Grade I winner Sligo Bay from the family of Grade I winners Devil’s Bag, Glorious Song, Singspiel and Saint Ballado.
Unappeased has a yearling colt by Giant’s Causeway and was covered by Declaration of War last year.