Durrant’s Forgotten Horse

2
Sep

There is arguably no better named horse than The Forgotten One.

The Blackfriars gelding is a member of Adam Durrant’s elite team but for a year he went unnoticed.

In a sense of irony The Forgotten One can become ‘The Remembered One’ if successful in a Pinjarra maiden on Wednesday.

Durrant, who has a vast array of star gallopers at his Karnup stables, considers the Forgotten One to be a bright prospect.

It’s a major call for a horse with just two starts but the champion trainer says The Forgotten One is showing the right signs.

“He is one of the better picks of my youngsters who is coming through this year,” said Durrant on Tabradio.

“He is actually a four-year-old and the name The Forgotten One is actually there for a particular reason.

“Mum and dad bred him and Beg To Differ but they were both forgotten about in a paddock for 12 months.

“Unfortunately because of that they missed out on their three-year-old season and Westspeed Bonus.

“They have had plenty of time to mature but in reality they are probably like three-year-olds who will keep developing with racing.

“It’s not going to hurt them that’s for sure as they don’t lose their ability just because they have had some time off.”

Durrant’s big opinion of The Forgotten One extends to the Pinjarra Real Estate Maiden (1506m) at Pinjarra on Wednesday.

He believes the bay gelding is on the verge of breaking through after showing steady improvement at his first two starts.

On debut at Belmont he ran 7th of 12 to Shostakovich before making up a stack of ground at Northam when third to Paris Dream.

In a field of 12 runners The Forgotten One will commence from barrier four. Jockey Peter Knuckey reclaims the mount from Joe Azzopardi.

“I thought he would have been unbeatable first up the way he had been working and trialling, “said Durrant.

“Like his mum (Dedicated Miss) he is a bit of a slow learner and taking a little bit to work out race tactics.

“But we have finally drawn a barrier this week (Wednesday) and I think it should pretty much be a track gallop for him if he brings his work to the races.”

Stable mate Beg To Differ, on debut, ran third to Silver Romance before finishing powerfully to defeat Black Chant over the same course three weeks later.

RWWA: Julio Santarelli