Six year­lings for For­tuna at Karaka

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

For­tuna Ltd, the Waikato-based Thor­ough­bred Syn­di­ca­tor, played a strong hand at the re­cent Karaka Year­ling Sales, ac­quir­ing six year­lings in to­tal.

‘‘Things went very well for us at the sales,’’ For­tuna di­rec­tor John Galvin said.

‘‘We had 15 year­lings on our short list with the aim of buy­ing five to six and in the end fin­ished up with six, five of them be­low our bud­get and one right on bud­get.’’

For­tuna ac­quired four year­lings from the Premier Sales.

A Bach­e­lor Duke filly out of Mul­ti­ple Group Win­ner, Keepa Crusin, a half-sis­ter to Seachange was bought for $100,000. Later in the day an­other filly, this one by If­fraaj out of the Mata­mata Breed­ers Stakes win­ner Naturo, was knocked down to For­tuna for just $27,500, and then a Sakhees Se­cret colt out of the Eight Carat Clas­sic win­ner Spin N Grin was bought for $25,000.

‘‘We were rapt to get the Bach­e­lor Duke filly,’’ Mr Galvin said.

"With her pedi­gree she could have ex­cel­lent resid­ual valu­able as a brood­mare. The If­fraaj filly and The Sakhees Se­cret colt will both go to Sin­ga­pore to race in Mark Walker’s care and they were won­der­ful buy­ing given their type and pedi­grees.’’

For­tuna wrapped up its Premier Sale pur­chases by pay­ing $ 30,000 for a colt by Darci Brahma out of Twelve Carat.

At the Se­lect Sale For­tuna bought two more fil­lies, the first for $90,000, by Sav­abeel out of the Stravin­sky mare Lynisky, mak­ing her a full sis­ter to For­tuna’s wellper­formed and NZ Derby as­pi­rant, the 3-year old-geld­ing King Savin­sky.

Fi­nally, For­tuna bought a filly by Darci Brahma out of Sweet Dreams Baby for $100,000.

‘‘We had iden­ti­fied this filly as the nicest Darci Brahma filly in the sale and we were very de­ter­mined to buy her. She is a full sis­ter to For­tuna 2- year- old, Darci’s Dream, who is a dual trial win­ner and show­ing a lot of prom­ise,’’ Mr Galvin said.

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