Trident powers his way to a strong win in Singapore 6th January 2024

TRIDENT is back!!! – the 5yo Gelding by Deep Field out of Miss Fi, resuming after 6 months away from the racetrack while undergoing rehabilitation from an injury, showed his ability once again when powering to a strong win in the Class 4 1200m Polytrack event at Singapore’s Kranji racetrack 6th January. Ridden by the up and coming Te Akau Racing Stable Apprentice, Sarwi Jamil, Trident made good use of his nice barrier draw, tracking along in behind the leaders who were setting a solid pace. Full of running as they turned for home, it looked like Trident might run into traffic problems, but Jamil was patient, allowing a runner to go past him on the outside, before switching off heels, getting his mount balanced and then mounting a powerful finishing run from the 300m mark, gathering in the leaders and going to the line with a half length margin in a time of 1.11.26 and paying $6.50 to win on the NZ TAB

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Trainer, Donna Logan, was  very happy after the race “It’s just great when a quality horse like Trident can produce a quality run like that, aided by a high quality ride by young Jamil, who has really hit his straps as a rider these past few months. Well done to John Galvin and his Fortuna Racing Team – they have a lovely horse on their hands with this one”

 Trident – 4th Singapore win 7th January 2024

Fortuna Director, John Galvin, who  was watching the race from his Hamilton home  was very content with the victory ” Trident has been away from the track for quite a while, but had trialed well leading into this race and so there was a degree of confidence that he could run well, but in the end he ran just super. Congrats to Donna and all of the training team for the patient way they have handled Trident’s rehab and preparation for this race ”

Sarwi Jamil, all smiles,  returns to scale aboard TRIDENT

TRIDENT, bred by Mrs H G & W G Bax & JML Bloodstock Ltd, was offered for sale at the 2020 Karaka Book One Sale by Blandford Lodge and was acquired by Davis Ellis on behalf of Fortuna Racing for $70,000 – initially prepared in NZ by Jamie Richards, and with the racename POLARIS, he had three starts in the Spring of 2021 for a 3rd and two 4ths – believing that he would be a 3yo who would benefit from a bit more maturity and development, Jamie recommended that his Ownership Group should consider relocating him to Singapore for his future racing career, a recommendation that was taken up by the majority of his ownership group. Trident has now had fourteen Singapore starts for four wins, three 2nds and has earned over S$185,000 for his ownership group consisting of 49 individuals from NZ, Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong