Friday Flash 13th November

Three Fortuna runners this  weekend, one at Tauranga Saturday 14th November and two in Singapore, Sunday 15th.

3yo Filly Soprano Supreme (Contributer – Falsetto) makes her race day debut at Tauranga (Race 2 @ 12.53pm and will be ridden by  Stable Apprentice, Chelsea Burdan  who claims 2kgs from a mid field barrier. A slow maturing staying type of filly, her work has been pleasing off the back of a good trial at Taupo 27th October. On debut she is hard to assess on this field but is bound to take improvement from this debut run

3yo Gelding Cassius (by Street Boss)  takes his place in the Open Maiden 1400m event Turf (Race 8@ 8.30pm NZT) on Sunday, He did not set the world on fire from his debut Singapore start (1200m Poly) in July. Freshened since and with the benefit of two trials since, he gets to 1400m on the Turf with the in from Benny Woodworth in the saddle from a mid field draw.  A big framed type, he is still maturing, will appreciate the Turf and the 1400m trip, but hard to assess his chances in this event

7yo Sportscaster (by Fastnet Rock) takes his place in the Class 4 1200m event Poly (Race 9 @ 9pm NZT). A strong winner in Class 5 two starts back, he failed in this grade at 1600m mid September. Freshened since, he goes back to 1200m this time and will be ridden by Apprentice CK NG who claims 3kgs and will only carry 47.5kgs. A very capable type at Class 5 level, he will probably not be competitive this Grade, this trip, but does like to lead, so with barrier 3 and a good jump, he may well get to the front and give them a sight for a long way.

Te Akau Track work this week – Fortuna Runners –  Matamata

Tuesday 10th November

Navalha (S Parmar) galloped over an easy 800 metres in 55.3, last 600 in 40.8.

Soprano Supreme (D Johnson galloped nicely over 1000 metres in 1.05, last 600 in 37.

Thursday 12th October

Soprano Supreme (M Roustoby) worked at three quarter pace over 1000 metres, last 600 in 46.

Madame Moet (D Montes de Oca) galloped over an easy 800 metres, last 400 in 27.1.

Other News

Reigning Horse Of The Year, MELODY BELLE, returned to Te Akau Stud Thursday morning from Melbourne after her brave run for 3rd placing in the Mackinnon Stakes at Flemington last Saturday – here are her ongoing plans

  • She will spell at Te Akau until 30th Nov and then return to work at Matamata – we will parade her at the Fortuna Owners Day Sunday 6th December
  • She will trial at Matamata 12th Jan
  • She will resume in the Thorndon Mile (Group 1 – 1600m SWP – $200,000) Trentham Saturday 30th January (Wellington Cup Day) – she will carry 57kgs in this Set Weights and Penalties event.
  • She will then head to the Herbie Dyke Stakes (G1 – 2000m WFA – $400,000) Te Rapa 13th February
  • We will assess those two runs and determine as to how we proceed from there – there are NZ and Aus options open to her

Fortuna launches new Singapore Syndicate

 3yo Gelding KING ARTHUR (by I am Invincible) – agisting in NSW at moment, he arrives in Singapore 2nd December – shares available $2000 per each 2.5% share – Click HERE to Read More