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How To Win A Fortune!

Pick 6 reaches R21,7 million!

Vaal trainer Ashley Fortune celebrated a memorable family affair and her maiden Cape winner on Sun Met day when the Twice Over gelding Invidia stormed home under her stepson Aldo Domeyer to win the R5 million CTS 1200.

“There is no price tag on moments like this,” said Aldo Domeyer quite eloquently as he added how he decided not to listen to his former SA Champion jockey Dad Andrew Fortune ‘flipping the plans’ in the parade ring just prior to the race.

Invidia powers home under Aldo Domeyer to win the CTS R5 million (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

“I rode him the way we planned and at the 300m I felt we were in with a shout. I thought, just keep a cool head and I could hear the crowd screaming. It’s a great feeling to win this,” he added.

The non black-type feature was restricted to eligible graduates of the 2018 Cape Premier Yearling Sale held on 20 and 21 January 2018 and the 2018 CTS April Yearling Sale held on 12 and 13 April 2018 and hosted a capacity field of 20 runners.

Looking particularly well weighted and a six-time winner, the Paul Peter raider Sarah was a popular favourite. But after showing some good pace early on, she faltered and fell away disappointingly to be beaten close on 13 length.

On the flipside, Invidia (12-1) was lurking just off them and he finished with a  flourish to hold off a determined challenge from Cartel Captain (17-2) by three quarters in a time of 71,24 secs.

Mike de Kock’s Vaseem (25-1) stayed on strongly for third, with Listed Sophomore winner Three Two Charlie (18-1) not disgraced in fourth.

The 50-1 Mr Cobbs also banked a cheque – a healthy R200 000 – for running fifth.

Andrew Fortune shows his pride with son Aldo Domeyer (Pic – Chase Liebenberg)

Bred by Klawervlei Stud, Invidia, who is raced by leading owner Mario Ferreira, is a son of Twice Over (Observatory) out of the five-time winning Parade Leader mare, Zili.

Originally sold for R100 000 on the CTS April Yearling Sale, the winner was purchased for R180 000 on the CTS Cape Ready To Run Sale when offered on the Soetendal draft.

Invidia took his earnings to R3 041 500 at his third win from ten starts with 5 places.

The Sun Met day Pick 6 pool exceeded expectations, reaching over R21,7 million.

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18 comments on “How To Win A Fortune!

  1. Maddox says:

    And by how far would Cartel Captain won by if he hadn’t be taken out by Genersl Francio at the start????

  2. Rob says:

    And Telly Track breaking away from the interviews not good enough for our local racing fans

    1. Editor says:

      Agree Rob

  3. Shirley Moodie says:

    Wonderful achievement Fortunes!!! Brilliant ride Aldo but “yes” just when Andrew was about to be interviewed Telletrack break away!!! Really disappointing for all of us racing fans.


    I’ll show you my balance just now !


    I’m playing Christopher Cross’s “Sailing”


    YES YES YES …WHAT A Championship she IS !

  7. David Nieuwenhuizen says:

    Great win by Ashley and Andrew Fortune and Aldo a great ride and day and Mario Ferreira

  8. Gman says:

    I have to agree with above I really wanted to hear what andrew had to say he is always upbeat in his interviews and straight to the point.Just hope the full interview will air tonight during the re runs.Well done Aldo Ashley Andrea A+ performance.

  9. Clinton says:

    Telly track its a disgrace really you break away from a small trainer who won one one of the richest races in the country
    Andrew fortune is one of the most charismatic people in racing and punters look forward to listening to his interviews as he always has something quirky to say .
    Listening to Andrew is a feel good story on a game deminishing very quickly

  10. Marlon Sing says:

    100% correct rob what puzzles me about telly track is they can delay a race just to broadcast MEYDAN but for a world class interview with the legend Andrew Fortune they breakaway,flipping useless broadcaster.

  11. Joe public says:

    Telly track is just weird,they get rid of their most entertaining presenter in Shaheen,and then don’t show the interview with one of the most entertaining men in racing,in Andrew Fortune,who makes these decisions 😏

  12. Prasheen harrimohan says:

    And they spend more air time showing Cecil mmthembu talking *edited and put the racing on small corner of the screen in the mornings to show the faces of the morning live ppl talking shit. I mean seriously how many of us actually pay attention to Shane and Neil they waste our good time instead of letting us listen to overseas commentators telling us what are the money horses. I hope someone from tt reads this and responds.

  13. Brian says:

    Biggest failure on Met Day? Tellytrack! Well done Tellytrack

  14. Edwin says:

    Have to agree. Disgraceful Telly track!!!

  15. Jean says:

    Aldo is definitely one of the better jockeys around. He’s had stumbling blocks put in his way a few times but he’s overcome everything. I reckon he’s better than Richard Fourie, Greg Cheyne and most of the Gauteng riders.
    As for Tellytrack, they’re always telling us fans and viewers, “we need newcomers to the horseracing scene and we want the older fans to come back to the racecourse!! We often watch horses going down to the start without hearing any commentary, and many times there are no interviews after a local race.
    Another annoying thing that happens fairly often on this channel is the picture freezes and it sometimes takes too much time for Tellytrack to register and correct the obvious mistake. It’s as if no one at the main headquarters are watching.
    Total idiots!

  16. George Croucher says:

    In case you u missed the interview…NB it is the uncensored version with Andy at his best 🙂

  17. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…Andrew your interview was out of the top draw well done🍺 classic 😂

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