SOUTH Australian trainer Angela Forster admits she was close to retiring nine-year-old marvel Lotion before his stunning 7 ½-length triumph in Saturday’s $50,000 Sitzler Buntine Handicap (2050m) at Fannie Bay.

His last win came in the 2020 Alice Springs Cup before coming up to Darwin for what could still end up being his last Carnival.

That was before a half-length victory in the $19,500 Niceforo Group Handicap (1600m) on June 26 set him up nicely for his remarkable run on Saturday.

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