Ready To Win! Something For Everybody At Midweek Sale

7 June at 10h00 - Vaal Racecourse

The Fortune Racing June Sale under the auspices of Bloodstock South Africa offers a nice draft of raced and unraced horses across the age spectrum, including some upwardly mobile sorts of the ilk of stakes-placed three-time winner Ripple Effect and the Listed Ormond Ferraris Oaks Trial winner, Ipso Facto.

Ipso Facto wins the Listed Oaks Trial (Pic – JC Photos)

The sale will be held on Wednesday 7 June in the winner’s enclosure at the Vaal Racecourse.

The sale starts at 10h00.

It will be followed by a festive Fortune farewell ‘buy and braai’ – the best prego rolls in town will be snapped up after the sale!

Ashley Fortune kindly provided the Sporting Post with a few thoughts on each of the 24 lots.

Lot 1: Princess Kesh – has dropped nicely in the rating – ran 3rd in her last start in a very strong race – definitely worth a look – will be competitive in JHB, DBN or PE.

Lot 2: Ripple Effect – very smart filly – won again on Thursday at Turffontein.

Ripple Effect – cruises in on Thursday (Pic – JC Photos)

Lot 3: Rose Tinted – already been competitive over trips far too short. Will be a good buy.

Lot 4: Run For Cover – no doubt has a good few wins in him – just needed the time we gave him. If you don’t bid on him you’ll miss out.

Lot 5:  Unraced Ruby Sunset – neat Talk Of The Town yearling filly – has been backed.

Lot 6: San Quintin – nice staying type. He has a nice low rating so he can still be competitive going up the divisions.

Lot 7: Something Royal – very smart unraced filly. Has shown she will be better than ok. Would be surprised if she doesn’t win in her first few starts.

Lot 8:  Symbol of Love – sand work is better than her form suggests. Could win a race in PE

Lot 9:  Symmetrical– unraced very well bred – showing glimpses that she is going to be nice. Shows speed in her work – just taking a bit of time.

Lot 10: Texas Red – Very effective around the turn. Think he will go further too. Lovely Gelding.

Lot 11: Timbavati River – think he is still capable of winning another race or 2 in the smaller centres.

Lot 12: Total Protection– has jumped twice since his last race and his starting stall certificate has been reinstated. Very classy. Shown he is capable of winning a feature.

Lot 13:  Troppo Veloce – very nice filly. Bright future ahead of her. Shows a lot at home.

Lot 14: Unraced  Visuality – William Longsword yearling filly – has been backed.

Lot 15: Whistledown – Smart unraced filly – ready to run. Looks decent.

Lot 16 : Bard Of Avon – ran second in his last start – still think he has lots in the tank and we haven’t gotten to the bottom of him. Will be a very good buy.

Lot 17: Bella Chica – for Stud – beautiful temperament. Uncomplicated.

Lot 18: Black Egret – still immature – stands nearly 17hh already- once he fully understands and strengthens up will definitely go further.

Lot 19: Camerata – could win another race in PE

Lot 20:  Captain Hindsight – still loves his racing – always does his best.

Lot 21: Ipso Facto – very smart filly – no doubt will be a good stayer once she matures. She still has feature races in her.

Lot 22: Lady Sanza – filly for stud only due to injury.

Lot 23: Mayor Of Merrivale – will definitely win more than one or two races – late maturer and looking for more ground. Ran 2nd in his last start.

Lot 24: On Cue – ultra gutsy filly – always does her best and can win another race or two.

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