Friday Flash 21st June 2024

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Shares still available in our newly acquired HELLBENT Yearling Filly


Fortuna has four runners next three days, three in NZ Friday/Saturday, one in Victoria on SundayAwapuni Synthetic – Friday

KHAFEEF races in the R65 1700m event – race 8 @ 4.15pm and will be ridden by Ashvin Mudhoo – resuming after suffering an atrial fibrillation in Steeples event 19th May, he has recovered well, has been to jumpouts and cleared to race. Lead up race for him on the flat here ahead of getting back to the jumps. TAB says “Jumper – not liked here on the flat” – showing $26/$6 Fixed Odds

Tauranga – Saturday

MALBOROUGH BAY contests the R75 1400m event – Race 7 @ 3.07pm with Stable Apprentice, Jessica Allen, claiming 3kgs will ride from Barrier 1 on what will be a Heavy track – a solid 3rd at New Plymouth 1600m this grade 6th June, he gets good weigh relief here – poised to be right in the finish – TAB says “One of the chief contenders” – showing $4.20/$1.55Fixed Odds

Riccarton – Saturday

INCA BELLE contests the R75 1600m event – Race 7 @ 3.15pm with Ashvin Goinasamy to ride from Barrier 3 on what will be a Heavy track – didn’t fire on the Synthetic last start, but back to the Turf here will suit – TAB says “Drawn well and is a strong winning hope” – showing $8/$2.80 Fixed Odds

Warrnambool – Sunday

LEADERBOARD tackles the Steeples for the first time in the BM 120 event over 3450m – Race 5 @ 1.55pm Aus time (3.55pm MZT) – Aaron Kuru to ride – a winner over the Hurdles this course 30th April, he ran a bold 2nd in the Australian Hurdles 2nd June, just getting run down closing stages. Ran in a Steeples trial this track Friday 14th with Aaron aboard – is rock hard fit, loves the jumping game, has a bit of weight to carry, but is a very strong each way chance here. Neds says ” Been going well – be very hard to beat ” No odds posted yet


Matamata Trackwork – Fortuna runners

Wednesday 19th June

Portia Catonis (A Handley) worked over 800 metres at three-quarter pace in 1.00.2, home in 45.4.

Bellatrix Star (N Parmar) worked over 800 metres at three-quarter pace in 1.00.3, home in 44.9.

Singapore Trackwork 

No timed Fortuna Trackwork this week



Shares still available in our newly acquired HELLBENT Yearling Filly

As a result of a couple of parties who had previously committed to taking shares in this lovely Filly, then deciding not to proceed, we now have 9% still available at $1200 per each 1% and $50 per month ongoing from the 1st of August – she was exceptional buying at the recent Magic Millions National Yearling sale – click HERE to read all about her and shares can be ordered off this link

The Yearling Filly by Hellbent out of Beside You – “Linda”
Des Coppins – Guest Selector
Des three selections for us last week all ran in the money, but without winning – but as he points out below, his overall tipping service threw out 10 winners last Saturday!!! Here is what Des has to say this week – and Des also reminds us that there still a few spots left for the Melbourne Cup tourGreetings John and the Fortuna team
Before releasing my three to follow this week a quick recap from last Saturday with all three horses selected running in the money. A win from either would’ve been nice.
In hindsight’s there were winners I found with my email tipping service last Saturday, 10 in fact!
The best result was Blackwood Star who we managed to back at 27 to one on the TAB surge button.
My email service remains  available at $200 (gst inclusive) to take you right through these winter months until August 31 which gives you the best and value for all Nz gallops and top tier tips each Saturday for all races.
Simply email me for details
Let’s get into this weekend’s three to follow:

Cork, r8 at Tauranga

She’s a quality mare who invariably races well in a fresh state.
It’s her first run since December but she looked ready after a tidy trial at Rotorua the other week.
She likes Tauranga.
She won at the corresponding meeting both in 2021 and 2022, the latter when fresh and a winning margin of 7 lengths. She also won at the August meeting here last year.
We can expect a bold run from Cork who was also good enough last winter to be placed in the Winter Cup at Riccarton.

Read About It, r3 and Catherinenz r7 both at Riccarton

Robbie Patterson has a handy pair at Riccarton in the above.
Both look ready to win.
The former, a two year old, is unbeaten in three trials runs and two jump outs.
The sire of Read About It, Wrote, left an Oaks winner this season but we’ve all possibly noticed a few also doing well in recent weeks on challenging tracks.
Catherinenz is lightly tried and unknown in the heavy but she’s been working well in deep ground at New Plymouth and her pedigree suggests that she’s shouldn’t be troubled with the pending heavy track.
Good punting.

PS – the Melbourne Cup tour is up to 65 bookings – many repeats! If you are keen in coming on board don’t leave it too late. We close it off with our experienced tour operators Sporting Tours early in August.