Dame Margo Fonteyn impressive in breaking Maidens at New Plymouth 1st December

The strapping three year-old filly DAME MARGO FONTEYN franked the high opinion that her handlers Stephen Autridge and Jamie Richards of Te Akau Racing Stables have of her, by taking out the Maiden 1400 event at New Plymouth on Friday 1st of December in dominant fashion. Drawn eight at the barrier in a big field of 16 runners, she was away brilliantly from the gates and shared the lead in the hands of rider Matt Cameron. Mid race a couple of  runners went around her, but Cameron was content to take the trail. Shaken up before the turn to get closer to the leaders, the Filly straightened up in second place with the leader, Prince Oz about three lengths clear, however once balanced and asked for an effort by Cameron, she soon gobbled the leader up and went to the post by one and a half lengths with  a further two lengths back to the third horse.  Click HERE to see the race result and Video replay (click on the Video tab to see replay)
Dame Margo Fonteyn in action New Plymouth 1st December 2016
Dame Margo Fonteyn in action New Plymouth 1st December 2016 – Click to enlarge. Picture courtesy of Race Images
By High Chaparral out of the Keeper mare, Dancing Forever,  DAME MARGO FONTEYN was acquired at the 2015 Karaka Premier Sale  by David Ellis on behalf of Fortuna Ltd.  Fortuna Director, John Galvin, was naturally naturally very happy with his charge’s result. “We have  always had a lot of time for this Filly – she has always been a looker, she  trialed extremely well when winning a trial at Te Teko in  in August – she is a natural staying type and the further she goes the better she will be”
Nicknamed “Cilla” the Filly is raced by the Fortuna Dame Margo Fonteyn Syndicate, an ownership  group comprising 30 individuals, many of whom are in numerous other Fortuna Syndicates.