7.25 p.m. R6 No 6 Double Jeopardy (4g Mettre En Jeu – Flyin’ Finnish) ; drawn ten of eleven, Double Jeopardy returns from a spell with Corey Brown taking the mount. The 4YO looks terrific and has recently had a quiet trial in preparation for this race. He has proven to be a consistent performer and even though 1200m will be short of his best, his work suggests that he can be a first four contender in the race. Click HERE to see the race field
8.25 p.m. R8 No 6 Our River Dancer (4g Danehill Dancer – Distinctly) has been a little disappointing of late but he is looking well and his work suggests that there could be some improvement in him. He has drawn ten in this thirteen horse field. Corey Brown takes the ride and with his wealth of experience, Our River Dancer looks to be a competitive place chance. Click HERE to see the race field
Fortuna Singapore trackwork – Tuesday 14 July (Fine & Sunny) -
Track 2 –
Our River Dancer (SB Ng) Canter, 1000m ¾ /600m 43.2;
Track 6 –
Duran (CK Ng) – 800m ¾ /600m 44.4.
Wednesday 15 July (Fine & Sunny)
Track 2 –
Our River Dancer (SB Ng) – Canter, 1000m ¾ /600m 42.8;
Thursday 16 July (fine & sunny)
Track 2 –
Eatons Gold (SB Ng) – Canter, 1000m ¾ /600m 41.2;
Track 6 –
Captain Classique (CK Ng) with Duran (Misbah) – 800m ¾ /600m 38.6;
King Savinsky (Matthias) – 800m ¾ /600m 41.7;
Fortuna Matamata Trackwork Thursday 16 July -
Course proper (Heavy):
Ebony Star (Fawcett) who is heading toward Te Teko trials 4th August had an easy gallop.
2g Postponed – Promissory (Ritchie) and 2g Sahkee’s Secret – Spin ‘ N’ Grin (Miller) worked together in an easy gallop over 800 metres.
Fortuna horses track workWednesday 1 July -
Sand track, three-quarter pace – right-handed:
Windborne (Hercock) ahead of resuming at Ruakaka 25th July, worked strongly and got her time spot on for 800m
Fortuna Singapore trackwork – Tuesday 30th June
Track 2 –Polytrack
Double Jeopardy (SB Ng) – worked over 1000m ¾ pace, last 600m 39.8;
Three runners this weekend, two in Singapore Friday night and one at Te Rapa Saturday
First away in Singapore Friday is 4yo KING SAVINSKY who ran a creditable 3rd placing last week after being slow away and now backs up in a Kanji D Stakes event over 2200 metre on the Turf track. To be ridden bt Stable Apprentice, Shafiq Rusof, who is in white hot form, “THE KING” looks very well placed in this event. Race 3 at 11.20pm Friday evening NZ Time.
Race 8 at 1.50am Sat morning NZ Time, see five time winner EATONS GOLD tackle a quality Class 3 field over 1000 metres on the polytrack. Drawn 3 at the barrier, Trainer Mark Walker has elected to go for a claiming rider, CK Ng, and take 4kgs off EATON’s back. The pace will be hot in this race and with a nice run from the draw, EATON has a chance of finishing over the top of them with his light weight of just 49.5kgs.
Te Rapa on Saturday sees 4yo HIGHLY LIKELY, contest the Rating 65 2100 metre event, race 4 @ 1.25pm. Somewhat disappointing in this current campaign, after winning twice in his first campaign, HIGHLY LIKELY is down in grade and will get track conditions to suit. He will be ridden by Craig Grylls.
SECRET SPICE tackles a Kranji D event ove 1800 metre on the Turf track in Singapore Friday 19th June. A winner in Singapore in April, the 3yo daughter of Sakes Secret ran a nice 4th placing at there last start on Class 4. Down in grade tonight, she will be ridden by leading apprentice Shafiq Rusof and will enjoy the 1800 metre trip in Race 8 at 1.50am Sat morning NZ Time.
HIGHLY LIKELY steps out at Tauranga Saturday 20th June in a rating 75 2100 trip. Mildly disappointing his his fresh campaign, connections are optimistic that this 4yo son of High Chaparral can be back to his best at a distance and with track conditions that suit. Matt Cameron to ride race 9 at 4.14pm
“Lady Jasmine” is a rising 2yo Filly by one of NZ’s best Stallions, DARCI BRAHMA, out of the six time winning mare, LADY CLASSIQUE (by Stravinsky). A full sister to the two win Hong Kong based 4yo OSCAR MIRACLE, this filly has been broken in and completed her first stables preparation under the care of the Te Akau Training team of Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards. She is now spelling until mid to late June, after which she will return to the stables for a further preparation aimed at getting her to the early Spring trials.
This Syndicate is a “Racing Syndicate” also know as a “lease”. This means the Syndicate does not own the filly, but will meet all preparation and racing expenses but receive race winnings. The Syndicate does have a right of purchase of the filly, this can be exercised by giving 14 day’s notice. Costs of participating in this Syndicate are $320 per month per 10% share and $160 per month per 5% share.
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Three Fortuna runners this weekend, two in Singapore Friday evening, one at Ruakaka on Saturday.
First away on Friday in Singapore is 4yo KING SAVINSKY. Has been running good races without threatening of late, but this weekend is down in Grade and steps up to the 1800 metre distance and will be ridden by the very in form Apprentice jockey, Shafiq Rusof. In Race 1 at 10.20pm NZT. THE KING has drawn 4 in a field of 10 and does look well placed in this event.
The five time winner in Singapore, EATONS GOLD, contests Race 9 2.20am Saturday morning NZT, a Benchmark 67 event over 1200 metre on the Turf. EATON very rarely runs a bad race and is down a grade in this event, although does carry top weight. Shafiq rides him from barrier 5 in a field of 12 and with luck in the running, he should be very competitive in this event.
EATONS GOLD winning in Singapore
Ruakaka on Saturday sees 4yo SIR DARCI contests the Rating 75 1200 metre event, Race 9 at 2.33 pm. Very unlucky in never finding a gap in the straight, same venue, same trip, same grade 20th May, SIR DARCI has drawn 2 at the barrier and although has a carded weight of 60kg’s, he will carry 58kg’s courtesy of the allowance provided by the very in form Brendan Hutton. Looks to be a strong each way chance with luck in the running.
Tuesday 9 June – Matamata
Course proper (Heavy):
Preparing to race on Saturday at Ruakaka, Sir Darci (Hercock) worked over 1200 metres in 1.29, last 600m in 40.7. At the same venue 20th May, Sir Darci (Darci Brahma) was blocked for a run in the Rating 75 1200 metres and contests the corresponding event this week.
Wednesday 10th June
Prince Henry (Hercock) went an easy 800m in 52.8, last 600m in 38.4.
Highly Likely (Roff) went 1600m at three-quarter pace. He covered the 1200m in 1:29, last 600m in 43, and eyes the $25,000 Rating 75 2100 metres on Saturday week at Tauranga.
Three Singapore runners this weekend.
4yo KING SAVINSKY tackles a Graduation 1200 metre event on the Turf; race 3 11.20pm NZT Friday evening. A $75k race, the trip may be a bit short for him. Apprentice MM Firdaus takes the mount and 2kgs off his back from Barrier 1.
Sunday in Singapore sees READY FORTUNE contest the Class 5 event over 1400 metres, Race 1 @ 4.55pm NZT. Drawn out at Barrier 10, he will need some luck, but is a get back type of horse who will be running on strongly at the finish. Apprentice Zawari takes the ride and claims a very helpful 3kgs.
Finally OUR RIVER DANCER seeks to improve on his strong close up finish when resuming after a 13 month absence on 22nd May. This time he contests a Maiden event over 1200 metres on the Turf, Race 6 @ 7.25 pm NZT. Carded to carry just 50kgs from Barrier 8, rider Harry Kasim takes a further 1kg apprentice allowance off his back.
Just one Singapore runner Friday – 3yo Filly, SECRET SPICE (Sakhees Secret-Caparison) contests Race 3 @ 11.20pm NZ Time. Drawn the Ace barrier in a Class 4 1800 metre event on the Turf and carded to carry 52kgs, the ” Spice Girl” will be ridden by leading Apprentice Shafiq Rusof, who claims 1kg off her back. A winner in Initiation Grade three starts back, SECRET SPICE will relish stepping up in distance, but is the only 3yo in a good Class 4 field and will find this event a good test of her ability in stronger company.
SECRET SPICE winning Singapore March 2015
Queens Birthday Monday sees 4yo Gelding HIGHLY LIKELY (High Chaparral-Starrinka) contest the Rating 75 2200 metre event (race 5 @ 2.25pm). To be ridden by Matt Cameron and fourth up in his current campaign, HIGHLY LIKELY will get track conditions to suit with a heavy track anticipated. Notable that he has won at this trip and on a Heavy 11 track previously ( Te Aroha June 2014).
Fortuna 3yo HIGHLY LIKELY winning Te Aroha 18th June 2014