Apache Chase leads through to claim Kingsford-Smith Cup

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was adamant in her instructions to before the $700,000 Kingsford-Smith Cup – don't go slow.

And those instructions worked a treat as Byrne piloted to victory from barrier four in the 1300m sprint feature at Eagle Farm.

The four-year-old gelding hung on to win by one-fifth of a length on the line.

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“I said to J Byrne ‘don't go slow – use his speed and use his gate. Get to the straight and let him go. If they're good enough to pass him, good. If they're not, too bad',” Forster told .

Forster struggled to find the words to describe her elation after winning her first race.

“He (Apache ) means the world to me now,” she said.

“I've only got a small team – I could name them all on one hand.

“This is for everyone.

“My mum would be ecstatic. She'd be sitting on the couch crying.”

Apache Chase already boasted a very good resume.

Last year he saluted in the Rogue Plate, Daybreak Lover, , Nudgee College Old Boys' Cup and all at Eagle Farm, as well as the at .

But Group 1 success eluded him – until Saturday.

Forster always believed Apache Chase could finally win a race at that level for himself and his connections.

“I dared to dream and I thought if a horse could win me a Group 1 this horse would,” she said.

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