Friday Flash 1st October

Fortuna has two runners in NZ over the weekend at Riccarton and Te Aroha and two  in Singapore on Saturday

New Zealand

Leaderboard races in the Open 2000m at Riccarton Saturday 2nd – Race 10 @4.08pm – ran a solid finishing 4th Ashburton 10th September – up in trip here to 2000m suits – is on a path to NZ Cup in November and may need this race but will be running home strongly

Beau Geste races in the 1 win Steeples at Te Aroha Sunday 3rd – Race 3 @ 1.20pm – a dominant 38 length winner in a Maiden Steeples at Wanganui 23rd September – he looks very well placed here and should prove hard to beat.


King Arthur contests the Maiden 1200m Poly – race 4 @  6:30 pm – to  be ridden by Shafiq Rusof – been racing in good form off difficult draws – gets a good draw here – should be hard to beat

Here is what the  STC tipsters say about this race

1st Pick: KING ARTHUR (2)

Was a late scratching last week after failing to have a shoe refitted before the race. Was well in contention for that event and the same goes for this maiden.


Lightly-raced gelding who has managed to catch the eye at the trials the last few weeks. Has been placed over this course and distance.

3rd Pick: SUPERIOR COAT (6)

Ran a strong second behind Qiji Star last start in Class 5 grade. He is fancied to go back-to-back in another race today. Follow the money if supported.


Hasn’t done a whole lot to date in his short career but his last-start fifth was a good run considering he was wide throughout and wasn’t far away from the winner.

Sportscaster contests the Class 5 1200m Poly – Race 9 at 9pm and will be ridden by Jerlyn Seow claiming 4 kgs, bringing his carried weight down  to 50 kg – usually this trip is too short for him but gets a draw that suits, has a featherweight to carry and is fresh – building up to a 1700m trip next week, he has been kept fresh and could run a bold race her fresh up – Place!!

Fortuna Horse Trackwork Matamata

Tuesday 28th

Zoom (A Jones) worked at three quarter pace over 600 metres.

Thursday 30th

No Fortuna timed trackwork today