Friday Flash 27th August

Fortuna has five runners this weekend of 28/29 August- 2 in NZ  and 3 in Singapore

New Zealand

(Note NZ racing will only take place if we are at Level 3)

Khafeef races at Awapuni on Saturday – he is in the rating 65 benchmark 1550 meter event (race eight at 3:02pm) and will be ridden by apprentice Liam Kauri claiming 4kgs –  drawn nicely in barrier 2, this is a resuming run for him ,but seems to have found a weak field here – can certainly finish among the place getters with the right run

Beau Geste races at Matamata on Sunday –  he is in race two at 11:40am – the rating 74 and jumpers highweight 2600m event – going back to the flat after two recent hurdle starts at Riccarton, he gets in on the minimum here with rider Dean Parker claiming a further three kgs off his back – drawn nicely in barrier 4 he is rock hard fit and can certainly feature in this event


Sportscaster will contest the class five 1200 polytrack event – (race six at 6:30pm) with Te Akau stable apprentice and Singapore’ leading rider K Hakim to ride claiming 2kg – drawn nicely for this trip which is probably too short for him but blinkers pacifiers go on – can give a good showing if he gets the right run – capable of running in the first four

Hidden Promise contest the class five 1600 polytrack event –  (race seven at 7 pm) – also to be ridden by Hakim he jumps from barrier 2 and will carry just 53.5 with the claim – won at this trip emphatically from a similar barrier two starts ago and is a definite each way chance here

Entertainer is in race 10 at 8.30pm – the class 4 1000m Polytrack event – this horse has certainly entertained us winning four of his last five race day starts since January – goes up to class three here which he will find much tougher – has had a nice freshen up, does have a difficult draw to contend with, however he is a natural front runner, has Hakim in the saddle with a very valuable 2 kg claim bringing his carried weight down to 51.5 – if he gets his own way in front he can be writing this at the finish

Entertainer makes it 4 wins in Singapore – 12th June 2021

Fortuna Horse Trackwork Matamata

No timed trackwork Fortuna runners this week