Friday Flash for 10th January

Fortuna runners this week are all in Singapore – RED ROVER Friday evening, while HIDDEN PROMISE and SPORTSCASTER resuming, both race on Sunday

RED ROVER is all class as his past three wins in a row in Singapore attest – freshened since his last race in November, he is up against the big boys tonight in a Class 2 event over 1000m on Poly – his wide draw (9 of 9) does not help but he is all class and will give a good sight here  – Strong Each Way prospect

HIDDEN PROMISE backs up over 1400m Class 5 after resuming last Saturday over 1200m same grade – finishing strongly for 5th. Extra distance will suit, drawn wide so will need luck but if tempo is good, he should be right in the finish.

SPORTSCASTER resumes over 1400m in this Class 4 event – a staying type, this would normally be too short for him, but he is in great order, has a lovely draw and courtesy of a 4kg claim for Mark Walkers talented apprentice Hakim, he only carries 47.5kgs. Loves to lead so if he gets to the front and gets a soft sectional or two, he is quite capable of kicking away from them on the turn and making things interesting – we rate him a top four chance 

Matamata Track work this week – Fortuna Runners –

 Tuesday 7th Jan – Plough

 Madame Cherie (R.Cole) worked at three-quarter pace over 1200 metres in 1.29.6, home in 43.

Burgundy Belle (T.Harris) worked over an easy 800 metres, home in 40.

Melody Belle (T.Harris) worked at three-quarter pace over 800 metres, home in 45.

Thursday  9th Jan – Plough

 Madame Cherie (R Cole) galloped solo over an easy 1200 metres, home in 39.

Melody Belle (O Bosson) looked good working over an easy 800 metres in 56.6, home 41.5.

Burgundy Belle (T Harris) galloped  over 800 metres in 52, last 600 in 37.

In closing, we have had the “Dream Selection Team” of David Ellis and Mark Walker active at the Magic Million Sales on the Gold Coast the last couple of days – my brief to them was “please find a nice filly from a proven top flight stallion and a strong female line – one that is capable of running as  a Two Year Old but that has the pedigree and physique to kick on as a 3yo and older – budget up to A$100k” – David’s response to my instructions was that my budget limitations made it “tricky”, however the Team stuck to the task and secured a lovely Sebring Filly out of a Commands (Sire of Melody Belle) mare for A$100k

 Sebring – Dance For Me Yearling Filly

Full details up on Fortuna Shares For Sale page soon but each 1% share in this Filly is NZ$1700 with $36 per month ongoing from 1 March 2020 – Expressions of interest can be made HERE or by calling John 021 921 460

Click HERE to view footage of this Filly parading with voiceover from Jamie Richards

She will be prepared by Jamie Richards here in NZ but note that this Filly is eligible for the A$2m 2yo Magic Millions race on Gold Coast January 2021 and the A$2m 3yo race in 2022

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