Find A Fortune At Kenilworth

The money has already poured on

Andrew Fortune with his son Aldo Domeyer after the 2013 Met

Andrew Fortune with his son Aldo Domeyer after the 2013 Met

Andrew Fortune returns to action for the first time in nearly three months at Kenilworth today when he partners Around Not Across for Joey Ramsden in the third, the Futura Maiden Plate.

The 47-year-old former champion has only had six rides this season and but he has ridden two winners, both on Miss Saigon.

He has been similarly carded up since only to have to cry off because he couldn’t get light enough to take the ride. His mount has 60kg here and Fortune has told Ramsden that he will get close enough to ride.

The money has already poured on and, after opening 12-10 favourite with Betting World on Monday, the three-year-old was down to 1-2 by yesterday afternoon. He has not been seen since September when he started hot favourite at Durbanville only to over-race.

“He had two twisted testicles so he was gelded and he then had a nasty foot abscess,” says the trainer. “But we have got him fairly right.”

The obvious danger is 7-2 chance Seattle Kat who went close over this course and distance last month and, like Fortune’s mount, is having his third start.
Race-3 (Turf) R 65 000 1200m 13:25 Ref-432
1st R40625, 2nd R13000, 3rd R6500, 4th R3250, 5th R1625
For all Maidens
1 6 Annigoni 60 74 A M Byleveld Vaughan Marshall
2 7 War Declaration 60 66 BA R Fourie Glen Kotzen
3 9 Ravishing Lad 60 64 a S Cormack Mike Stewart
4 10 Flying Welshman 60 61 BA *H v’d Hoven -4.0 Vaughan Marshall
5 1 Corridor Of Power 60 59 BA A Andrews Vaughan Marshall
6 2 Around Not Across 60 0 A A Fortune Joey Ramsden
7 4 Dreamforest 60 0 PA *G Goomany -2.5 Piet Steyn
8 8 George The King 60 0 A G Schlechter Patrick Kruyer
9 5 King Calli 60 0 A C Du Plooy Carl J Burger
10 3 Seattle Kat 60 0 A *X Carstens -2.5 Michael Robinson
Same Trainer – Not Coupled on Tote

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