HIDDEN PROMISE wins again in Singapore – his 7th Career Success


An excellent day for the Fortuna NZ Racing Stable in Singapore with two winners – Hidden Promise in race six winning for the seventh time in Singapore  and three races later Hadeer winning for the second time in the jurisdiction.

Hidden Promise may be turning nine years old on 1 August but no one has told him that and he produced a  scintillating display to win the Class 5 1600m Polytrack event by 3.3 lengths. Hidden Promise had previously won 6 races in Singapore and 5 of them were at the 1600 meter trip so he was at a perfect distance – drawn barrier 2 and with former two time Singapore Champion apprentice Shafiq Rusof in the saddle, he looked very well-placed.

Running in 4th position one out from the rail, Hidden Promise looked to be really comfortable during the run – Shafiq peeled him out to a three wide position on turning and from there the horse extended, grabbed the leader  down the straight and went to the line strongly.

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Fortuna Director, John Galvin, watching from his New Zealand home was really pleased with what he saw “Bart“ as we call Hidden Promise hardly ever runs a bad race but has not had a lot of luck in recent runs. He seem to be very well-placed tonight, was perfectly ridden by Shafiq and gave a great thrill to his ownership group – it’s good to see the “old team“ of Walker, Shafiq and Fortuna in action again as we have had many winners together over the years in Singapore  and during his New Zealand stint in 2018/19 Shafiq rode several winners for including three wins on the Champion Fortuna Mare, Melody Belle, two of them at Group One level – it’s been a great association – full kudos to Mark Walker and his team – Hidden Promise is one of the soundest horses in Singapore despite his age and it’s a great credit to the training team.”

HIDDEN PROMISE winning – Kranji racecourse – 25th July 2021

Trainer Mark Walker said “lovely win by Hidden Promise and a professional ride by Shafiq – Hidden Promise is  a real favourite in the stable and he’s still got a bit left in him yet – congrats to John and his Fortuna Team, they are great supporters of Singapore racing and deserve every success they get.”

Successful rider, Rizuan Shafiq, returning to scale on HIDDEN PROMISE

Hidden Promise (Postponed-Promissory) was acquired by David Ellis on behalf of Fortuna Syndicators at the 2014 NZB Ready to Run Sale for NZ$65,000 and has now accumulated S$252,000 for the Fortuna Hidden Promise Syndicate, an ownership group comprising 29 individuals.