Fortuna Racing’s ROCKY delivers another knockout blow in picking up his 3rd win in Singapore 30th July

ROCKY, the 4yo Gelding by El Roca out of Anthology (by Encosta de Lago), franked his recent good form with a strong win in the Class 4 1600m Polytrack event at Singapore’s Kranji racecourse 30th July with Singapore apprentice Nor Zyrul in the saddle. Drawn awkwardly in Barrier 7 with just a short run to the first bend, Zyrul had ROCKY away well from the start, was in a three wide position initially, but then managed to slot in one out from the rail in 5th place. Traveling well in the run, ROCKY was right in contention as the field turned for home, Zyrul balanced him up nicely and commenced a strong run down the middle of the track, hit the lead with 250 metres to go and went to the line clear by just under a length, delighting his small core of on course supporters including Fortuna Racing Principals, John and Jessica Galvin and syndicate Members Elly and Julia Capper from New Zealand and Australia and the local Derek Soh. ROCKY returned dividends of $10.40 to win and $3.30 the place.

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Te Akau Racing’s Singapore Trainer, Donna Logan, was thrilled to bits with the victory, “That was a lovely win, Rocky raced beautifully and he was ridden to perfection by Zyrul – it was just great to watch – and it was fantastic to have John and Jess Galvin here on track with some of their Ownership group ”

 Rocky – 3rd win in Singapore – 30th July 2023 – N Zyrul aboard

Fortuna Director, John Galvin, commented post race “Lovely strong win by ROCKY – he has been knocking on the door last two starts this trip and surface and I was reasonable confident before the race that he would deliver a good showing again – he just needed a good ride from his draw and Zyrul certainly delivered on that front. Well done to Donna Logan and her team – after ROCKY won at 1200m in March, Donna was convinced that 1600m was a trip ROCKY could be aimed at and sure enough, since stepping up to that distance, he has proved her judgement correct.”

A beaming Zyrul return to scale on ROCKY
Rocky and Zyrul with a happy group of connections after the race

ROCKY was purchased by John Galvin for NZ$50,000 from the October 2021 Gavelhouse Sale, on the recommendation of the former Singapore Trainer, Mark Walker. ROCKY has started 16 times in Singapore for 3 wins and 10 other prize money winning placings and has now won just under S$80k in Stakes

ROCKY is raced by the Fortuna Rocky Syndicate, an ownership Group consisting of 44 individuals from New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore