Big Singapore weekend for Fortuna runners -Four to face starter

A busy weekend of racing in Singapore for the Fortuna team, with there runners Friday night and one Sunday.

First away on Friday is 4yo OUR RIVER DANCER, who is resuming after over twelve months away from racing following knee surgery and rehab in Malaysia. He does need a scratching to get a start but is entered in the Class 5 1100 metre Poly track event Race 1 at 10.20pm NZ time with apprentice MM Firdaus to ride from barrier 3. Yet to win in Singapore, OUR RIVER DANCER may need this run to get back to race fitness but did trial nicely for 3rd recently.

Race 5 at 12.20am Sat morning sees the 4yo KING SAVINSKY tackling a Benchmark 67 event over 1800 metres on the Turf track, a surface that should suit this strapping son of Savabeel. He will carry only 48kgs courtesy of the apprentice allowance of rider MM FIRDAUS and has been very unlucky not to finish in the money his last two starts.

5yo READY FORTUNE looks very well placed in the Class 5 1800 Turf track event, Race 8 at 1.50am Sat morning. He will have to lug 59kgs from a wide barrier draw, but he is an honest horse who never gives up and with Champion hoop, Manoel Nunes, aboard, he will be looking for his 3rd win in Singapore. Here is what Singapore based scribes think of his chances “A few closers will be rushing home here. Ready Fortune may finish over the top of them. Shoulders steadier of 59kg but will be a threat when he hits the line.” 

Sunday sees the very well performed 5yo EATONS GOLD aiming for his 6th Singapore win, in the Class 3 event over 1000 metres on the Polytrack. In great form and to be ridden by Apprentice, Shafiq Rusof, who is in white hot form, EATON has drawn nicely at barrier five and is right in this race. The local scribes have this to say about his chances,“Eatons Gold  has been in the mix of late. Will be charging home late. Hard to hold out if he gets a cosy run in transit.”