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Three-year-old filly Nevermindthechaos was not expected to race after fracturing a hip and then damaging a tendon as a two-year-old.
But she has recovered from those serious injuries and looks set for a bright career. She notched her second win from eight starts when she was favourite at $2.40 and gave a commanding frontrunning display to beat $2.50 second fancy American Arma by two lengths in the 2130m www.sefsolutions.com.au Pace at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
The win completed a double for trainer Michael Young and reinsman Shannon Suvaljko, who had combined to win with Beat City earlier in the night.
Young and Suvaljko maintained their winning ways when Suvajko drove the Young-trained gelding Orlando Blue to victory at Northam on Saturday night. Suvaljko followed with wins with Iron Mach and Cheddar Is Better.
Young has a special bond with Nevermindthechaos. He has fond memories of driving the filly’s dam Dontgetmeruffled to victories in Kalgoorlie in October 2013 and in Albany in February 2014 — when she was claimed by prominent breeder Mike Howie.
Howie bred from Dontgetmeruffled, whose first foal was Walsh, who has earned $147,811 from 14 wins and 24 placings from 95 starts. Nevermindthechaos is the third foal out of Dontgetmeruffled and she was purchased for $12,000 at the 2019 APG Perth yearling sale and is raced by Young and seven stable clients.
The Victorian-bred Dontgetmeruffled won six races in South Australia and seven times in WA and was retired with a record of 97 starts for 13 wins, 24 placings and $71,685 in stakes. She is a half-sister to Cloudie, who had 108 starts for 15 wins, 29 placings and $120,744. Cloudie won four races in WA, three at Gloucester Park and one at Northam.
“Nevermindthechaos fractured her hip as a yearling,” said Young. “So, we spelled her and brought her back as an early two-year-old when she did a tendon in her nearside foreleg, and the vet said that she probably wouldn’t race. She then had nine months off and won on debut, at Pinjarra in August this year.”