Unforgetable Filly
Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse

Unforgetable Filly, second in the Nell Gwyn Stakes in the spring, secured Classic glory as she gave trainer Hugo Palmer back to back victories in the German 1,000 Guineas at Dusseldorf this afternoon.

Following in the footsteps of Hawksmoor, the daughter of Sepoy, a recent winner at Musselburgh, landed the WEMPE 97th German 1,000 Guineas by 1 ¾ lengths from Peace In Motion, with Arazza third.

Just like last year, James Doyle was in the saddle for the victory.

Palmer told Press Association Sport: “She did it really well and we’re obviously thrilled.

“It’s the third consecutive season we’ve won a European Classic, which is testament to my staff and all the team. I’m very lucky to work with some fantastic people.

“We’ve not quite had the great start to the season we dreamed of after such a great start to last season, but that’s our 18th winner of the year and we’re now actually level-pegging with last year heading into Royal Ascot.

“I think this filly deserves it and I’m absolutely delighted for the owner (Ali Ridha), who has been a huge supporter of mine and extremely loyal.

“The question was whether she’d stay the mile and on a tight track like Dusseldorf, and she obviously did.

“I’d be amazed if she stayed any further and I think the obvious thing would be to enter her for the Falmouth (Newmarket) and hope they got fast ground.”

Cristal Fizz, trained by William Haggas, finished fifth.