Forbearance surges to Princess Royal Stakes victory

Successful run continues for Jessica Harrington and Shane Foley.

Trainer : Jessica Harrington
Trainer : Jessica Harrington Picture: Pat Healy Photography

Irish raider Forbearance  came from last to first to claim top honours in the Group Three Unibet Princess Royal Stakes at Newmarket.

Already successful in Britain this season, having beaten the re-opposing Domino Darling in York's Galtres Stakes last month, the daughter of Galileo had since finished a close third at this same level at Leopardstown on Irish Champions Weekend.

She was a 4-1 shot to provide the red-hot combination of Jessica Harrington and Shane Foley with further success on the Rowley Mile.

After being settled at the rear of the field for much of the mile-and-a-half journey, Forbearance powered home to prevail by two and a half lengths from 3-1 favourite Sayyida.

Harrington said: "I'm delighted with that. My biggest worry was the quick turnaround, because it's less than a fortnight since she ran at Leopardstown. She's obviously a tough filly.

"She loves fast ground. I was just talking to her owner Morris Reagan (of Newtown Anner Stud Farm), and we said we might see if there's anything for her in America or Canada later in the year.

"Hopefully she'll be staying in training as a five-year-old next season, too."

Foley was impressed with Forbearance's performance, adding: "She really enjoys that fast ground, and a strong-run race suits her – she's a good stayer.

"She's a filly that's improved – and she picked up well. She can be a bit too generous, but when she relaxes she has that turn of foot. She was off the bridle all the way today, and that suited.

She's improved a lot throughout the year, and if she can do the same next year she could be competitive in those good races."


At The Races



Newmarket (Rowley)

Friday, 24th September 2021

3
14:25
(local)

Unibet Princess Royal Stakes (Fillies' And Mares' Group 3) (G3)

Age: 3yo and up Sex: F&M WT: 122lbs Type: OPEN
GBP £80,000
1m4f TURF GOOD FIRM
3
14:25
(local)
GBP £80,000
1m4f GOOD FIRM

Unibet Princess Royal Stakes (Fillies' And Mares' Group 3) (G3)

Age: 3yo and up Sex: F&M WT: 122lbs Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 4. FORBEARANCE (IRE) 4yo F
GALILEO (IRE) - NECHITA (AUS)
SHANE FOLEY
MRS J HARRINGTON
$5.00
129lbs
NEWTOWN ANNER STUD FARM

Sales Information

2nd 10. SAYYIDA (GB) 3yo F
DUBAWI (IRE) - KHAWLAH (IRE)
WILLIAM BUICK
C APPLEBY
$4.00
122lbs
GODOLPHIN
3rd 11. SEA LA ROSA (IRE) 3yo F
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - SOHO ROSE (IRE)
CIEREN FALLON
W J HAGGAS
$6.50
122lbs
SUNDERLAND HOLDING INC

Sales Information

4th 8. MYSTERY ANGEL (IRE) 3yo F
KODI BEAR (IRE) - ANGEL GRACE (IRE)
B A CURTIS
GEORGE BOUGHEY
$9.00
122lbs

Sales Information

5th 9. PENNYMOOR (GB) 3yo F
FRANKEL (GB) - PENELOPA (GB)
JAMES DOYLE
JOHN & THADY GOSDEN
$29.00
122lbs

Sales Information

6th 5. GOLDEN PASS (GB) 4yo F
GOLDEN HORN (GB) - LOVELY PASS (IRE)
RYAN MOORE
H PALMER
$6.00
129lbs

Sales Information

7th 2. BY STARLIGHT (IRE) 4yo F
SEA THE STARS (IRE) - STEP LIGHTLY (IRE)
ROB HORNBY
HENRY CANDY
$12.00
129lbs

Sales Information

8th 3. DOMINO DARLING (GB) 4yo F
GOLDEN HORN (GB) - DISCO VOLANTE (GB)
TOM MARQUAND
W J HAGGAS
$8.00
129lbs