Fortuna Racing’s Three Year Old Filly HAYATE wins on debut at Matamata

Natural ability shone through when Hayate (3 f Maurice – Vamoose)) produced a winning debut in the $12,000 NZB Insurance Pearl Series Maiden Fillies & Mares 1200 metres (eligible $11,500 bonus) on 13 May at Matamata.

Hayate had indicated her readiness at the trials when quickening through late for third over 950 metres on 26 April at Cambridge (poly-track), and benefitted from a positive ride by premiership leading Te Akau apprentice Joe Kamaruddin. Showing good gate speed to sit in second place outer at the 800m, Hayate quickened to an advantage on straightening, kicking away by two lengths and kept giving to prevail by a short neck at the line

“I wanted to be one out and one back, but Plan B was outside the leader,” a beaming Joe Kamaruddin said after the finish. “She travelled well and finished really strong.”

On Soft5 footing, Hayate ran 1200 metres in 1:11.2, last 600m in 35.9, and paid $10.60 & $3.25 on TAB tote.

“It was a good ride by Joe and he took bad luck out of the equation,” said trainer Mark Walker. “She’s always been pretty shin sore, probably will be again tonight, and we were touch and go getting her here today, so she’ll go out for a spell with a win under her belt. She’ll be right with a bit more time and could stretch over longer distances.”

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HAYATE – wins on debut – Matamata 13th May 2022

Hayate is from the first crop 0f Arrowfield shuttle stallion  Maurice (Screen Hero), the 2015 Japanese Horse of the Year and both Champion Sprinter and Champion Miler, and now one of the hottest young sires in Japan.

Fortuna Director, John Galvin was on course along with a solid contingent from the ownership group  “Well done to David Ellis and Jamie Richards who picked this filly out for us at the 2020 Karaka Yearling Sale,” he said post race. “When we bought her, Maurice was a first season sire and now he’s more than hit his straps in Australia and Japan. It’s lovely to get the Pearl Series bonus on top of the prize money at an industry day race meeting. It was an excellent ride by Joe Kamaruddin to put her in a handy spot and she was good enough to stay on and win.

Raced by Fortuna Hayate Syndicate, an Ownership Group of  60 individuals, Hayate was acquired for $80,000 by Te Akau principal David Ellis on behalf of Fortuna Racing at the 2020 Karaka Book 1 Sale, from the draft of Mapperley Stud.

Hayate was strapped by Molly Whiteford.