Friday Flash – 21st May

Fortuna has three runners Saturday 22nd May – one in Aus and two in Singapore

New Zealand

Melody Belle races in the Doomben Cup (Group 1  – 2000m – $700,000) – race seven at 5:18 pm New Zealand time – she will be ridden from barrier 8 by Opie Bosson in a field of 12 runners – she meets an incredibly strong field here with the Cox Plate winner, the Australian Cup winner, the All Star Mile winner and the Hollindale Stakes winner, however she is all class as we know – she has had a very good lead into this race – was strong in her work during the week, is eating well and has no issues – this won’t be easy as it is a very strong field but she can run into the money at big odds if she gets luck in the running from a slightly tricky draw 


Melody Belle – Gold Coast 13th May 2021


Hidden Promise races in the Class five 1200 on the Polytrack – race one  4 pm New Zealand time- A six time winner in Singapore he has never won at this trip but has gone very close, has a lovely draw here from barrier three and with stable apprentice Jerlyn Seow in the saddle claiming 4kgs, will only carry a featherweight  – can feature in this race particularly if there is a hot speed upfront which there seems to be

Elliot Ness races in the Novice grade 1200 Turf – race five at 6 pm New Zealand time.  This last start winner sensation, breaking the track record as a maiden, faces a difficult task here from barrier 11, but has good gate speed and with Vlad Duric in the saddle, has the right man on board to sum things up nicely  – won’t be easy in this grade to win from the draw but he is all class and can certainly run into the money and can win if things go right 

“Elliot Ness” – Debut win Singapore – 24th April 2021

Fortuna trackwork this week – Matamata

Tuesday 18th May

No timed Fortuna runners trackwork today

Thursday 20th May

No timed Fortuna runners trackwork today

Other News

The stellar career of Melody Belle draws to a close this Saturday 22nd of May at Doomben racecourse where she runs in the Doomben Cup – on Tuesday the 25th she enters the sale ring at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale on the Gold Coast and will be sold that day – this event is live streamed on the Magic Millions website and the time she goes through the ring will be from 10.20am Aus time (12.20pm NZT) – she is Lot No 510 – is the link

Part Owner Jessica Galvin and Melody Belle – Gold Coast 19th May 2021