Dame Margo Fonteyn does it again

The classy Fortuna 3yo Filly, DAME MARGO FONTEYN, proved her 1st December win in Maiden company at New Plymouth was no fluke, backing up in the Rating 65 1600 event at Matamata just 13 days later and saluted the judge again after winning in a very emphatic fashion. Drawn nicely at Barrier 3, she showed her customary gate speed in the hands of leading jockey, Matt Cameron, who held the rail nicely in the lead with another horse on her outside during the run. Maintaining a strong gallop as they turned, the Dame waltzed clear of the field, opening up a two length gap, but the swoopers were coming fast. However under a typical bustling ride by rider Cameron, she went to the line strongly, holding off the challengers nicely, winning by a neck on the line. Click HERE to see the  Video Replay

Dame Margo Fonteyn walking clear of the field Matamata 14th December 2016 - Click to enlarge
Dame Margo Fonteyn waltzing clear of the field Matamata 14th December 2016 – Click to enlarge. Picture courtesy of Race Images

Fortuna Director, John Galvin, expressed satisfaction with his charge’s run,“We have always had a lot of time for this girl, not many 3yo’s can win a Maiden race and then back up for another win in Rating 65 company against older horses just two weeks later – she exhibits a lot of class, is a genuine staying type and whatever she does as a 3yo, she will improve on that significantly as a 4yo and 5yo,” he said.

Bred by Sir Patrick Hogan and Sir Michael Fay, Dame Margo Fonteyn was acquired out of the Cambridge Stud draft by David Ellis on behalf of Fortuna at the 2015 Karaka premier Sale for $80,000