$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

3f   Fastnet Rock x Mennetou (IRE) (Entrepreneur (GB) )
 Lot 397 2016 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale
Vendor - Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
Buyer - China Horse Club  $500,000
 2 0.4 Lubiton T: Bjorn Baker J: G Schofield
3f   Snitzel x Rosa Stellata (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ) )
Not Offered
 3 4.4 Faraway Town T: Matthew Smith J: C W Brown
3f   Not A Single Doubt x London Calling (Dehere (USA) )
Not Offered
 4 4.9 Perfect Rhyme T: R T Leemon J: A Adkins
3f   Poet's Voice (GB) x Dagmar (Danehill (USA) )
 5 5.7 Concessions T: S I Singleton J: Ms J Taylor
3f   Tickets x Last Dollars (Beautiful Crown (USA) )
 6 8.5 Siren's Fury T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara
3f   Myboycharlie (IRE) x De Chorus (Unbridled's Song (USA) )
 7 8.6 Hussterical T: G Waterhouse and A Bott J: Tim Clark
3f   Beneteau x Hussterics (Hussonet (USA) )
 8 13.9 Fleeting Stryke T: Ms T Bateup J: J Ford
3f   Stryker x Hudoo (GB) (Halling (USA) )
 9 16.7 Ceylon (NZ) T: T Busuttin and N Young J: L Currie
3f   Cape Blanco (IRE) x Teardrop Island (NZ) (Fastnet Rock )
 10 16.9 Foxy Housewife T: G A Ryan J: J Penza
3f   Foxwedge x Household (USA) (Chester House (USA) )
 11 17.0 Hold All Tickets T: Scott Aspery J: G Buckley
3f   Tickets x Hymn (Palace Music (USA) )
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