Fortuna galloper, BEAU GESTE, wins at Woodville

Fortuna 6yo galloper, BEAU GESTE (Pour Moi – Villa Wanda) produced a solid, resolute performance when winning the Rating 65 2200 metre event at Woodville 9th May. Drawing  nicely in  barrier 2, apprentice rider Temyia Taiaroa settled him back in the field on the rail – the race tempo was strong,  Beau Geste relaxed nicely and travelled well in the run and Temyia started to move him forward from around the 700 meter mark. On turning for home the horse was going well but still had a bit of work to do as Maninthesky under a vigourous ride from Sam Collett had skipped away – nevertheless, mounting a strong run down the centre of the track, Beau Geste  prevailed in the last few strides winning by a long neck.

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This was Beau Geste’s third career win, his first two wins coming in quick succession in 2019 when trained by Jamie Richards – after a few more unsuccessful starts in Jamie‘s care and believing that the horse could well have a future as a jumper, he was transferred to Kevin Myers stable in the late Autumn of 2020. A long steady preparation including lots of jumping, point to point racing and Gymkhana events seem to have really bought the horse on and he gave an indication of good things to come when running a strong 4th placing at Woodville on 22 April when resuming.

“Beau Geste” – Woodville 9th May 2021

Trainer Kevin Myers was very happy with the result “he’s developing into a nice horse, he jumps well, has no issues, was very strong today and was well ridden by young Temyia”

Fortuna Director John Galvin, currently in Queensland overseeing the last stages of Melody Belle’s racing career, was also very happy “I’m really chuffed with this win – Beau Geste has always been a dour one paced type of horse who showed that he was capable of winning races – we mapped out a plan to develop him as a jumping horse, but clearly he still retains ability to win on the flat – well handled by Kevin, he has a good future I think”

 Beau Geste returning to scale – Temyia Taiaroa is all smiles

Beau Geste boasts an impressive pedigree, with his Sire being the English Derby winner, Pour Moi and out of the mare Villa Wanda, this making him a three-quarter brother to the multiple group one winning Wall Street

Bred by Kevin Hickman, Beau Geste was selected by David Ellis on behalf of Fortuna at the 2016 Karaka Premier Yearling sale for $32,500 – he is raced by the Fortuna Beau Geste Syndicate an ownership group of 23 individuals

Beau Geste was strapped by Caley Myers