With Dee in the saddle, Hiyaam lead throughout the contest to beat Chris Waller’s Unforgotten, by one and three-quarter lengths, while Group 1 Thousand Guineas winner Aloisia completed one and a half lengths even more back in 3rd.
Trained by Mick Price, Hiyaam had actually just won a Ballarat maiden prior to Saturday, however boasted small placements in the Group 1 VRC Oaks (2500m), Group 2 Phar Lap Stakes (1500m), Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes (1600m) and Group 3 Ethereal Stakes (2000m).
And though just second-up at 2000m, Hiyaam’s endurance was there for all to see, supplying Dee with the 3rd Group 1 of his progressing profession.
” This is right up there, it’s my 3rd Group 1 now, however that’s my preferred one winning for my old employer and master Mick Price,” Dee stated. “He’s offered me a great deal of assistance considering that I came by here, so huge thanks to him.
” Credit to the filly. Last preparation I was riding her a bit too quite. Today there was no speed in the race, so from the one pole we simply chose to roll forward and determine terms.
” She was method too excellent in the end. Cause the Oaks, that is for sure.”
Saturday showed to be an extremely effective day for Victorians. Hiyaam was the 3rd successive Victorian-trained winner on the program, following Almandin in the Group 1 Tancred Stakes (2400m) and Levendi in the Group 2 Tulloch Stakes (2000m).