FEDERATION dominates in Singapore on resuming from a spell

Fortuna Syndication’s Four Year Old Gelding, FEDERATION (Written Tycoon-Bloomingdale Miss), resuming from a freshen up after having raced in late July and aided by a plum ride from Benny Woodworth, blew his opposition away with a dominant 2.5 length win in the Class 3 1200m event at Singapore’s Kranji racecourse on one of the biggest days of Singapore racing, Gold Cup Day.

Drawn well in Barrier 4, Woodworth had FEDERATION away well from the barrier, but then eased to take a sit behind the leaders. Some mid race moves by other runners saw FEDERATION shuffled back to slightly better than mid field before the turn. On turning for home, he was behind a wall of horses, traveling well but just needing a gap to open. Spying a gap on the inside of the horse in front of him, Woodworth headed for the fence, FEDERATION took the gap on the inside and once clear, sprinted away for an impressive win

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FEDERATION  now has the grand record of four wins from his nine race day starts, has never finished out of the money in any of them and has taken his prize money tally to over S$180,000.

“Federation” – 4th win at Kranji – 10 November 2019

FEDERATION was secured by Fortuna Director, John Galvin, at the Inglis Digital on line sale (May 2018) for A$90,000 from Vendors, The China Horse Club, following a recommendation by Fortuna’s Singapore Trainer, Mark Walker who heads up the powerful Te Akau Racing Team.

“Full credit to Mark Walker with how he has handled this horse – Mark is a master at knowing just when a horse needs to have a break and after running two good placings at Class 3 level in July after winning back to back at Class 4 level, Mark felt this horse would benefit from a freshen and so it proved, with Federation strengthening, putting on weight and is now an impressive physical type” said Fortune NZ Stable Director John  Galvin. “He has now proved himself at Class 3 level and we are giving serious consideration to tackling the Singapore 4yo Series, the first leg of which is run on February 29th 2020.”

Fortuna’s Singapore Trainer, Te Akau Racing’s Mark Walker,  a five time Premiership winning Trainer in NZ, a two time winning Trainer in Singapore  currently leads the Singapore Premiership in 2019 with  71 wins in the season to date, 16 clear of his nearest rival

FEDERATION is raced by the Fortuna Federation Syndicate, an ownership group of 38 Individuals – the syndicate Membership has an International flavour to it, with members from NZ, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines.