Friday Flash 15th October

Fortuna has two runners in NZ and four in Singapore Friday/Saturday

New Zealand

Charmaine’s Dream contests the Rating 65 1200 at Te Aroha on Friday – Race 5 at 2.40pm – this is resuming run for her – a nice maiden winner at Tauranga in the autumn, she had a good spell and has come to hand nicely with her work and a good recent trial – she has been held up with wet tracks but finally gets an opportunity to resume here – has drawn a little awkwardly in barrier nine, however the race plan will be to go forward and take up a good position in the running – ideally she would prefer track conditions in the dead 6 to slow 8 range which looks likely. She is a mare with ability and the country’s leading rider Danielle Johnson takes the mount she presents as a good each way chance

Khafeef contests the Rating 65 2200 event at Hastings on Saturday -Race 1 at 12.20 – and will be ridden by apprentice Ashvin Goindasamay claiming 1 kg from barrier three. Yet to win in New Zealand from 12 starts, this UK import is a genuine staying type and has been knocking on the door – another one who has been held up with wet tracks, he gets conditions to suit Saturday – will get a soft run from the draw and will be running home strongly at the finish – solid place chance

Singapore – Saturday

Hidden Promise contests the Class 5 1600 Polytrack event with Shafiq Rusof in the saddle – Race 2 at 5.30pm NZT- this seven time winner in Singapore hardly ever runs a bad race and is always a chance in this sort of race – at his favourite distance, has a good draw and can feature in the finish if he gets a good run – certainly one for the multiples

Sportscaster races in the Class 5 1200 Polytrack event  – Race 6 at 7.30pm and will be ridden by apprentice Jerlyn Seow claiming 3kgs – originally scheduled to run the 1600 meter trip this week, he missed a gallop last Saturday due to a bruised heel, so has been kept nice and fresh and did run a bold 4th placing this trip, this class 2nd Oct – a repeat performance of that could see him featuring in the finish

Marcus Antonius contests the Class 5 1600 Polytrack event – Race 9 at 9pm – this is another horse who hardly ever runs a bad race – he is a dour type of galloper and this trip may be a bit short of his best, but for once he has got a nice draw  – with the highly experienced Shafiq Rusof in the saddle is a good each way chance

Entertainer gets back to the races after a break of five weeks and contests the Class 3 1200m Polytrack event – Race 10 at 9.30pm – this horse has taken all before him in Singapore this year with five wins under his belt – all five of those wins have been at 1100m on the Poly – bold front running tactics have been his trademark racing style – he gets out to 1200m this week, a distance he has never won at before but he continues to improve and strengthen – he also has a difficult barrier (11 0f 12) to contend with  but with Singapore’s leading jockey, Apprentice K Hakim in the saddle claiming 2kgs, he will get every chance  – strong each way chance and can win

Here is what the Singapore Turf Club Team have to say about this race

1st Pick: TUESDAY (12)

A smart young sprinter and is resuming here after a decent break. He has had a couple of very good trials since he was last seen and recently ran second to the useful Everest. With a lovely light weight and a good cruising speed, he looks well placed here under Louis Beuzelin.

2nd Pick: ENTERTAINER (3)

In super form and won well last time out. He has to prove as affected over 1200m as he has been over shorter distances, but is in great form and is a leading contender here.


Winner of his last two races in Class 4 grade. Having improved 10 points for these victories, he has to overcome a wide draw here but does look capable of more progression.

4th Pick: SACRED GIFT (7)

Another who is better suited to shorter trips. He has run some good races in hotter company than this and if he stays the 1200m well, he should be right there at the business end of the race.

Entertainer makes it 5 wins in Singapore – 11th September 2021

Fortuna Horse Trackwork Matamata

 Tuesday 12th  Oct

Navalha (R Khan) worked at three quarter pace over 800 metres in 59.8.

Charmaine’s Dream (M Grylls) galloped over 1000 metres in 1.07, last 600 in 38.

Thursday 14th  Sept

Navalha (R Khan) worked at three quarter pace over 800 metres in 58.6.

Singapore Trackwork

Saturday 9th Oct

Cosmic Sands (Saimee) with Deception (Jerlyn) – C, 800 ¾ – last 600 41.25;

Tuesday 12th Oct

Marcus Antonius (Aiman) – C, 1000 ¾ – last 600 40.97;

Other News

New Singapore Opportunity

The Fortuna record in Singapore with “tried horses” in recent times is simply outstanding  – of the 8 sent in the last three years who have raced to date, 7 of them have won and all up have won 22 races between them and collected close to S$1m – our clients love the regularity of the wins (16 so far in 2021 and Fortuna is 2nd on the Singapore Winning Owners list) – one client who is in many of our Singapore horses emailed me recently to say – “John, almost every 2nd week this year, you have sent me prizemoney – its just like getting the pension!!!”

Last week we acquired  for Singapore racing, a 3yo Gelding named “ROCKY” – by the emerging young Stallion, El Roca, from the Gavelhouse online auction – notable the $50k we paid for this horse was the sales topping price – however Rocky was sold at the 2020 Ready To Run Sale for $80,000 and in January David Ellis paid $200k for his full brother at the Karaka Yearling Sale!!

“Rocky” is a beauty, a real handsome, athletic type standing 16.1 hands and weighing 520kgs. Mark and I were really taken by his trial at Avondale in May and he has passed his Singapore Turf Club Vet test with flying colours – read all about him below –

About Rocky

ROCKY has been identified by Champion Singapore Trainer, Mark Walker as an ideal type for Singapore Racing. Now a Three Old Gelding, ROCKY is unraced but was prepared by NZ Trainer Richard Collett for a trial at Avondale in May 2021, where he finished 2nd, beaten a head. John Galvin acquired ROCKY at the October 2021 Gavelhouse Online Sale for NZ$50,000. This after conducting due diligence including the horse passing the required Veterinary Test for the Singapore Turf Club

ROCKY is now in work at Paul Pertab’s property near Matamata where he is being given a preparation for a trial in December ahead of travel to Singapore in early January – after exiting quarantine in Singapore, he will be prepared to race by Fortuna’s Singapore Trainer Mark Walker and should be ready to have his first race in Singapore late March 2022.

  • As a non winner ROCKY will be eligible to contest Restricted Maiden Grade events in Singapore, a Grade which carries S$75,000 of prizemoney (approx NZ$78,000). Once winning in that Grade, he will then be eligible to race in Novice Grade, a Grade which also carries S$75,000 of prizemoney (approx NZ$78,000). As a Three Year Old in the 2021/2022 Season  ROCKY will be eligible for the very lucrative Three Year Old Series run during May and June 2022


ROCKY possesses a very strong pedigree. He is by the young Stallion, El Roca, who is making his mark as a Sire with  71 winners to date on both sides of the Tasman, from just three crops racing.  ROCKY’S Dam, Anthology (by Encosta de Lago) raced in NSW for three placings and is a daughter of the exceptional sprinting Mare, the Group One winning (ARC Railway) Iamananabaa – this her first living foal.

Click HERE to view ROCKY pedigree

Physical type 
A strong, handsome, athletic Bay Gelding, standing 16.1 hands high and weighing 520kgs,  ROCKY is hard to fault physically – he passed his Singapore entry Vet examination performed on 1st October 2021 with flying colours. Click HERE to see ROCKY parading 25th September

ROCKY was bred by Westbury Stud Principal Gerry Harvey and sold at the NZB 2020 Ready to Run Sale for $80,000 to connections associated with the Macau Jockey Club – sent to Richard Collett for a training preparation, he trialed at Avondale 11th May 2021, finishing 2nd by a head after running very greenly in the run home. Click HERE to view this trial (green and gold silks)

Trainer’s view (Mark Walker)
“This horse caught my eye with a strong trial at Avondale in May where he showed good gate speed and would have won the trial easily except for the fact that he was a bit green. I have since seen his walking video and he impresses me as a very athletic type who is physically correct with a lovely walk. He has size and scope and has Vetted perfectly. He is from a strong family and so possesses all of the characteristics to be successful here in Singapore.”

Syndicator’s view (John Galvin)
“Mark Walker and I were really taken with this horse, he trialed well, is an imposing physical type, was given a big thumbs up by our Vet and we were fairly determined to secure him and set a budget of $70,000 to do so – we secured him for $50,000 after a bit of a tussle with his Trainer who was keen to retain him and it was notable that he was the sales topper by a considerable margin at this sale – also notable that he was sold at the 2020 Ready To Run Sale for $80,000 and that David Ellis paid $200,000 to secure his full brother at the 2021 Karaka Book One Sale”

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