ENTERTAINER brilliant in winning at Class 2 level in Singapore – his 6th win in 2021

Entertainer (5yo Zoustar-Laughing) produced an exceptional effort when, racing out of his grade, he got up in the last couple of strides to win the Class 2 1100m event on the Polytrack at Singapore’s Kranji race track 3oth October, capping off what was a remarkable day for the Fortuna runners with three winners, a 2nd and a 5th from five runners in Singapore and New Zealand. Ridden by Singapore’s leading jockey, K Hakim, claiming 2kgs, Entertainer had to overcome a wide draw, but bounced away well and Hakim soon had him in 2nd place and traveling nicely – on turning it was obvious that Entertainer was in contention but there were several challenges, notably from Muraahib, who got up on the inside and actually headed Entertainer, however with Hakim asking the horse for one final effort, Entertainer lunged at the line and got up by the barest of margins. Carrying the stable nickname “Joker” he certainly had the last laugh

Remarkably, that is Entertainer’s 6th win from just nine starts in 2021 and all have been at the 1100m trip on the Polytrack and he has now had more wins than any other runner in Singapore in 2021

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Fortuna‘s Singapore trainer, Te Akau Racing’s Mark Walker, who had only emerged on Thursday from a very frustrating 10 day self isolation period, was beaming post race  “That was super – we really rolled the dice deciding to run in this race as it was the only 1100m option left for the season – lovely ride by Hakim who got beat on him last time because he was taken on in front and he went too hard, but this time he got the horse into a good spot, always had him traveling well and the horse delivered. Amazing result for John Galvin and his Fortuna Stable Team – that’s two winners for them today with Brutus winning earlier, that is their 18th win in Singapore for 2021 

ENTERTAINER – 6th Singapore Win 30th October 2021

Fortuna Director John Galvin, watching from his home in New Zealand was ecstatic “this horse is amazing – we had a real throw at the stumps by starting him out of his grade and he met a very strong field, he just doesn’t know when to lay down – great ride by Hakim and a super training effort by Mark Walker”

Entertainer was acquired by Mark Walker on behalf of Fortuna at the Inglis Digital sale in December 2019 for A$20,000 – he has now won six races from thirteen starts in Singapore and accumulated S$192,000 in prizemoney, a great return on investment for his ownership group

Entertainer is raced by the Fortuna Entertainer Syndicate, an ownership group consisting of 51 individuals from NZ and Australia