Friday Flash 3rd July 2020

Fortuna horses racing this week are at Te Rapa – the 2yo Filly CHARMAINE’S DREAM on debut and the 3yo Filly RHAPSODY IN BLUE


CHARMAINE’S DREAM, a 2019 Ready To Run graduate, has really impressed her handlers in her preps to date – she has trialed well and is all set to make bold debut at Te Rapa in the 2yo 1000m event Race 1 at 10.30am in the hands of Danielle Johnson – unfortunately she has a horror draw at 14 over the 1000m trip, so is hard to be confident of her being a winning chance.

Charmaine’s Dream


RHAPSODY IN BLUE has had a quiet 3yo season since breaking Maidens in the Spring, however she is another who has trialed well and looks well place in this Rating 64 event over 1200m – Danielle to ride this one also and with a wee bit of a tricky gate at Barrier 10 to contend with – she is a reasonable each way chance

Matamata Track work this week – Fortuna Runners –


Tuesday 30th June


Charmaine’s Dream (O Bosson) galloped over an easy 800 metres in 56.8, last 600 in 41.1.

Rhapsody In Blue (C Burdan) galloped over an easy 1000 metres in 1.10.5, last 600 in 41.5.

Burgundy Belle (J Kamaruddin) looked good working at three quarter pace over 800 metres in 1.02, last 600 in 46.

Khafeef (S Pillay) worked at three quarter pace over 800 metres in 1.02, last 600 in 44.5.

In other news, Singapore Racing will get underway after lockdown on Saturday 11th July with a 12 race programme – Fortuna will have three definite starters with three more on the ballot  – more on that in next week’s Friday Flash


In Australia MELODY BELLE is coming to hand nicely with an exhibition gallop and a trial planned during July and new season debut in the Missile Stakes (Group 2 1200m) at Rosehill 8th August