Fortune Warrior Posts First Win In Singapore

30 Aug 2008

The New Zealand-bred Viking Ruler four-year-old gelding,
Fortune Warrior, has scored his first win on the Singapore racing circuit.

Sam Chua-trained Fortune Warrior (ex Danzalota by Danzatore), won a class five 1800m event at the Kranji racetrack on Friday night.

Chua added blinkers to Fortune Warrior's gear in Friday night's race and this worked the oracle.

In doing so Fortune Warrior became the 33rd individual winner sired by regally-bred Viking Ruler (Danehill x Tristalove) who stands at Cambridge Stud.

Fortune Warrior was bred by Cambridge Stud owner Sir Patrick Hogan in partnership with two other New Zealand stud owners, Tim Bodle and Bob Emery.

He comes from a family which has produced plenty of high-class gallopers including the Group 1 New Zealand One Thousand Guineas winner, Taatletail, as well as the dual Australian Group 1 winner Lotteria.

His second dam, Bellota, was a top-class racemare winning 10 races including the Group 1 Avondale Gold Cup and Melbourne's Coongy Handicap and Auckland RC Ladies' Mile.

Paying S$136 for a win, Fortune Warrior outfinished You're My Sunshine (Mohd Zaki) to win by a half-length with Master Of Triumph (K B Soo) three-quarters-of-a-length away third.