All Too Hard's Forbidden Love Blows Them Away in Surround Stakes

Mark Smith - Saturday February 27

The three-year-old all Too Hard filly Forbidden Love has been a model of consistency and was rewarded with a Group 1 success following a remarkable performance in Saturday’s $500,000 Group 1 Cellarbrations Surround Stakes (1400m) at Randwick.

Forbidden Love that was impressive (image Steve Hart)

When Nash Rawiller found a gap between runners at the 200 metres, Forbidden Love produced an electric turn of foot to defeat Vangelic (Vancouver) by three lengths with a further short-neck back to Elizabeel (Power) in third.

Trained by Richard and Michael Freedman, Forbidden Love won the Listed Reginald Allen Quality at Randwick on October 17. That earned her a trip south two weeks later where she finished third behind Shout The Bar and Odeum in the Group 1 Empire Stakes at Flemington.

First-up this preparation the daughter of All Too Hard won the Listed Gosford Guineas before finishing midfield in the Magic Millions 3yo Guineas.

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Placed in the Group II Darley Furious Stakes and Listed Heritage Stakes, Forbidden Love advances her record to five wins and four thirds from 11 starts with earnings of $695750.

“There’s quite a story behind the filly too in how we’ve ended up being in the ownership with a great bunch of people,” Michael Freedman said.

Forbidden Love Nash Rawiller (image Steve Hart)

“I was a little bit despondent after her run in the Magic Millions. I thought she’d run better and she just didn’t cope with the trip at all. But she had a couple of weeks off at Julian Blaxland’s farm up in Queensland and he rang me and said she’s doing that well you should bring her home and get her ready for something.

“She’s come a long way, I mean it was less than twelve months ago she was going around in midweeks at Canterbury I think. She’s just kept improving and maturing which is a bit typical of the breed. Not that I was confident coming into today, but Wajid, full credit to him he does a lot of work with her and he knows her very well and he galloped her Tuesday and said ‘Boss, if she’s going to win a Group 1 it’ll be this Saturday.

“I think we’ll just see how she pulls up. The Coolmore (Classic) is only a couple of weeks away which would certainly be worth thinking about. I guess we might even think about a Doncaster later on, who knows, I mean she’d have no weight in it. I think from memory we’ve kept her in it. I hope we have anyway.”

Bred by Kerry O'Brien Thoroughbreds, the daughter of All Too Hard was purchased for $150,000 by Richard Freedman out of the Bhima Stud draft at the 2019 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

A half-sister to the Melbourne winner Kuramae (Foxwedge), Forbidden Love is the second foal of the class More Than Ready (USA) mare Juliet's Princess (USA).

Forbidden Love a $150,000 Magic Millions yearling

A 5-time winner and stakes-placed in the Listed SAJC Laelia Stakes, Juliet's Princess is out of the unraced Thunder Gulch (USA) mare Malayan Princess.

Juliet's Princess (USA) has a two-year-old Foxwedge colt named Royal Fox that was purchased out of the Bhima draft by Matthew Williams Racing for $40,000 at this year's Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

After missing in 2018, Juliet's Princess (USA) foaled an Epaulette colt last spring and was covered by All Too Hard.

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Race Result - Cellarbrations Surround Stakes Gr1 1400m

Randwick Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:22.30
1
Forbidden Love
T: R & M Freedman J: N Rawiller 56
3f All Too Hard (AUS) x Juliet's Princess (USA) (More Than Ready (USA))
All Too Hard
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: Richard Freedman
2
3.0
Vangelic
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 56
3f Vancouver (AUS) x Angel Bee (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
Vancouver
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $400,000
V:Segenhoe Stud Australia Pty Ltd Scone NSW
B: Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Racing
3
3.2
Elizabeel
T: J G Sargent J: R Dolan 56
3f Power (GB) x Now And Again (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
4
4.2
Never Talk
T: K A Lees J: J R Collett 56
3f No Nay Never (USA) x Palace Talk (NZ) (Street Cry (IRE))
5
5.0
Every Rose
T: Mark Newnham J: Tom Sherry 56
3f Choisir (AUS) x Couredge (AUS) (Show A Heart (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Tyreel Stud Agnes Banks NSW
B: Darby Racing/De Burgh Equine
6
5.1
Montefilia
T: David Payne J: J Bowman 56
3f Kermadec (NZ) x Bana Wu (GB) (Shirocco (GER))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Tyreel Stud Agnes Banks NSW
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
Inglis Great Southern Sale - Weanlings $62,000
V:Tyreel Stud, Agnes Banks, NSW
B: Baystone Farm
7
5.4
Love Sensation
T: K L Corstens J: S Clipperton 56
3f Night Of Thunder (IRE) x Ithacan Queen (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
8
5.6
Hungry Heart
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 56
3f Frankel (GB) x Harlech (GB) (Pivotal (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $300,000
V:Yulong Nagambie Vic
B: Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
9
5.9
Dame Giselle
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 56
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Ballet Society (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: Go Bloodstock Australia Pty Ltd
10
6.0
Thermosphere
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 56
3f Exosphere (AUS) x Glows (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
11
6.8
Away Game
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: G Boss 56
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Elusive Wonder (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $425,000
V:Mill Park Stud Meningie SA
B: Kerri Radcliffe Bloodstock
12
7.8
Miravalle
T: Mark Newnham J: J Parr 56
3f Redoute's Choice (AUS) x Condesaar (AUS) (Xaar (GB))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $460,000
V:Kulani Park Merricks North Vic
B: Rick Worthington
13
8.3
La Mexicana
T: A & S Freedman J: T Marquand 56
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Cailin Miss (AUS) (Domesday (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $320,000
V:Lime Country Thoroughbreds Burradoo NSW
B: Belmont Bloodstock Agency (FBAA)
14
11.3
Eight Diamonds
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: J Ford 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Elusive Leone (AUS) (Elusive Quality (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $70,000
V:Willow Park Stud Scone NSW
B: Hawkes Racing
15
13.8
Joviality
T: C J Waller J: B Avdulla 56
3f I Am Invincible (AUS) x Limbo Down (NZ) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $330,000
V:Fairhill Farm, Mulbring
B: Star Thoroughbreds / Randwick Bloodstock (FBAA)
16
24.2
Philizzy
T: A J Cummings J: A Adkins 56
3f Snitzel (AUS) x Sovereign Duchess (AUS) (Last Tycoon (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: 2K Tbreds/Anthony Cummings Tbreds
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