Friday Flash 14th May

Fortuna has four runners Saturday 15th May – one in NZ and three in Singapore

New Zealand

Khafeef races at Rotorua in the Rating 65 to 2200 meter event (race seven at 2:56 pm) he has drawn barrier 6 in a field of 14 runners and will be ridden by Trudy Thornton – has been putting on some solid staying efforts in recent runs without winning – does strike a heavy track here which may be an issue for him  – gets back in the running and would need to get moving from about the 700m mark – is a good chance of  running in the money if he handles the track


Hadeer  tackles the class  4 1200 Turf event (race three at 5pm New Zealand time) – he will be ridden by Louis Beuzelin from barrier 8 in a field of 12 runners – this horse has been somewhat disappointing of late and does have a tricky barrier draw here – does need to lift his performance – hard to have in this race

Marcus Antonius contests the Maiden 1700 Polytrack event (race 4 at 5.30pm) has drawn a very good gate in barrier 2 – blinkers go on JP Van Der Merwe takes the mount – a genuine staying type this horse has been running on strongly in his races without threatening but gets an opportunity here from a good gate and blinkers applied – can certainly be competitive in this race and can win if everything goes right

Federation contest the Class 3 1600 Turf (race 11 at 9pm) – Has drawn the ace with JP Van Der Merwe aboard. Up in trip to the mile first time this preparation – field is very strong – will be in it a long way from the draw but probably needs Class 4 to be a winning chanc

Fortuna trackwork this week – Matamata

Tuesday 11th May

Charmaine’s Dream (T Harris) worked at three quarter pace over 800 metres in 1 minute, home in 43.8

Thursday 13th May

No timed Fortuna runners today

Other News

Fortuna 6yo BEAU GESTE made it two wins in four days when winning the Maiden Hurdle at Wanganui Thursday 13th May – this after winning the R65 2200m event at Woodville 9th May. He gave an impressive display of hurdling at his first attempt on raceday