Unforgetable Filly, the German 1000 Guineas winner, may be eased in class on her next start for a chance of winning the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary.
The horse’s trainer, Hugo Palmer, is considering dropping the three-year-old, back down to Group Three level for the extended seven-furlong contest on August 31.
Unforgetable Filly, the daughter of Sepoy, is also entered in next month’s Coolmore Fastnet Matron Stakes at Leopardstwon. She hasn’t been seen in competitive action since she won the Group Two at Dusseldorf in June.
Speaking this week Palmer said, “Unforgetable Filly was going to run in the Falmouth Stakes, but she ran up a temperature so we had to back off her and give her time off to get over it. She was not ready for the Prix Rothschild. Her main target is the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland, which is on the same day as Champions Day here. It is a race that Hawksmoor was beaten a head and a nose in last year. I want to give her a prep run for that and that probably will be in Ireland. It could be the Group Three at Tipperary if the ground is decent for her, although she will be penalised for her German Guineas success.”
He went on to say that in the Matron Stakes there “will be no hiding places” but that since she is a Group Two winner “it would be nice for her to get some Group One form”.
Palmer is also hoping to have dual Oaks runner-up Architecture back in time for a second shot at the Qipco British Fillies’ and Mares’ Stakes at Ascot in October. Architecture hasn’t been racing since finishing sixth in the Group One prize last year after suffering a sprained hip earlier in the season.