$1.3Million Filly Wins Keith Nolan Classic
Tara Madgwick - Friday, 10 March 2017
Blue-blooded Fastnet Rock filly Dawn Wall capped a meteoric rise from maiden to stakes-winner in in less than a month with an exciting last to first win in the Group III Keith Nolan Classic at Kembla on Friday.

Kerrin McEvoy navigated a path along the inside rail for the Chris Waller trained Dawn Wall, who powered to the line to win the 1600 metre feature by a long neck with four lengths back to the third horse.

"Admittedly she got all the favours up the rail but it was a good effort to come from last to first in the home straight," said Chris Waller's stable representative Charlie Duckworth.

"I don't think Kerrin was overly hard on her and I think she had a little bit left in the locker despite the narrow margin.

"She's a beautifully bred filly who will get over further than the distance of today so she looks in for a great autumn."
Further Black Type assignments lie in the future as Dawn Wall progresses towards the Group I ATC Australian Oaks (2400m) on April 8.

Dawn Wall as a yearlingDawn Wall was a $1.3 million Inglis Easter purchase from the Coolmore draft for BBA Ireland, whose Adrian Nicoll revealed after the sale that she was bought for a European partnership that included members of the Niarchos family.

"She will be the first horse the Niarchos family have raced in Australia," Nicoll said at the time and now that first horse is a winner!

Foaled and raised at Coolmore, Dawn Wall has won three of four starts earning $183,050 in prizemoney.

She is a half-sister to European Group III winners Osaila and Obama Rule and is the fifth winner from Mennetou (IRE), a three-quarter sister to Group I Arc winner and sire Carnegie from Group I Arc winner Detroit.

She is the 108th stakes-winner for champion sire Fastnet Rock, who has 27 entries for the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale next month.

Mennetou produced a Fastnet Rock filly last year and is back in foal to him again.


Race 6 - Arrowfield Kembla Classic
Group 3 - 1600m

Class: Open. Track: Soft(6). Time: 1:36.60. Sectional Time: 0:35.26 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $200,000 - 1st: $115,000 2nd: $38,000 3rd: $18,500.
 1   Dawn Wall T: C J Waller J: K McEvoy
$4.75
54.0

3f   Fastnet Rock x Mennetou (IRE) (Entrepreneur (GB) )
 Lot 41 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Vendor - Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
Buyer - BBA Ireland  $1,300,000
 2 0.4 Lubiton T: Bjorn Baker J: G Schofield
$3.25
54.0
3f   Snitzel x Rosa Stellata (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ) )
 Lot 139 2015 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Vendor - Newgate Farm, Aberdeen
Buyer - S Kavanagh  $250,000
 3 4.4 Faraway Town T: Matthew Smith J: C W Brown
$6
54.0
3f   Not A Single Doubt x London Calling (Dehere (USA) )
 Lot 398 2015 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor - Bell River Thoroughbreds, Wellington, NSW
Buyer - Mystery Downs  $200,000
 4 4.9 Perfect Rhyme T: R T Leemon J: A Adkins
$21
54.0
3f   Poet's Voice (GB) x Dagmar (Danehill (USA) )
 5 5.7 Concessions T: S I Singleton J: Ms J Taylor
$81
54.0
3f   Tickets x Last Dollars (Beautiful Crown (USA) )
 6 8.5 Siren's Fury T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara
$17
54.0
3f   Myboycharlie (IRE) x De Chorus (Unbridled's Song (USA) )
 7 8.6 Hussterical T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: Tim Clark
$3.50
54.0
3f   Beneteau x Hussterics (Hussonet (USA) )
 8 13.9 Fleeting Stryke T: Ms T Bateup J: J Ford
$41
54.0
3f   Stryker x Hudoo (GB) (Halling (USA) )
 9 16.7 Ceylon (NZ) T: T Busuttin and N Young J: L Currie
$11
54.0
3f   Cape Blanco (IRE) x Teardrop Island (NZ) (Fastnet Rock )
 10 16.9 Foxy Housewife T: G A Ryan J: J Penza
$21
54.0
3f   Foxwedge x Household (USA) (Chester House (USA) )
 11 17.0 Hold All Tickets T: Scott Aspery J: G Buckley
$101
54.0
3f   Tickets x Hymn (Palace Music (USA) )
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