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Fortune Filly Targets Rich Sales Race

Highlands-bred Potala Palace filly unbeaten as a 3yo

The Ashley Fortune Racing machine continues to produce the winners with some astutely acquired second-hand purchases and the Potala Palace filly Dalai’s Promise looks set to provide plenty of fun for her owner Jumat Cola after she beat the boys to win the R135 000 Sophomore 1000 at Turffontein on Saturday.

Ryan Munger gets Dalai’s Promise into flight mode as Tudor Manor (Ray Danielson) chases (Pic – JC Photos)

Unbeaten in two Gauteng starts for the Ash Fortune yard, Dalai’s Promise showed resolve and courage under a determined Ryan Munger to hold off the attentions of the flying Tudor Manor by a quarter length in a time of 57,18 secs.

The daughter of Potala Palace’s medium term target is the R5 million CTS 1200 on Sun Met day.

Bred by Highlands, the winner is by Potala Palace (Singspiel) out of the four-time winner Competitor – a daughter of Tara’s Halls who won up to 2400m.

Originally purchased for R400 000 by Mayfair Speculators off the 2017 CTS Emperors Palace Select Yearling Sale, the Highlands bred Dalai’s Promise has won 2 from 4 starts for stakes of R147 900.

She was purchased by current owner Jumat Cola for R90 000 off the Central Route Trading Horses-In-Training Sale at Kenilworth in March 2018.

She had two runs for Brett Crawford. After a  seven length fourth behind the classy Clouds Unfold on debut, she ran 6 lengths behind Lesedi La Rona in the Perfect Promise Sprint.

“She is a perfectly uncomplicated filly and she is loaded with class. She really has the perfect disposition for a racehorse. Ryan (Munger) rode a great race and he loves her too. We are excited about her and I’d like to believe she has a Graded victory in her. For now we are planning the qualification route to the R5 million CTS 1200 on Sun Met Day in January 2019,”said Ashley Fortune.

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3 comments on “Fortune Filly Targets Rich Sales Race

  1. karel says:

    Talk about second hand.
    I bred with the dam, Competitor.
    She was in foal to Silvano, got colic and aborted the foal.
    My adventures with her before then had been disappointing, and I was ready to give up on her.
    Mike Sharkey was looking for mares for Potala Palace’ first season at stud, so I gave her away to the farm (she boarded with Highlands at the time).
    So then he breeds her to Potala Palace, and sells the resulting filly for 400k. This is the one.
    It’s a weird world.

  2. Simon says:

    I love horse racing, can the Champ De Mars racing authority try to improve the number reflection on the runners?

  3. Roderick Mattheyse says:

    every horse has an interesting story – not many are told

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