Bold Fortune celebrates Grade 3 success!
It was certainly a win following consistency. BOLD FORTUNE is a lightly raced 4-year-old that has been ultra consistent and competitive throughout her career. There were two or three races after her maiden win which scratched some heads, but with some patience, the filly jumped right back into her form and ability that she had previously showed and has not looked back since.
The stable had come into the race with some confidence, but with a fillies handicap, it always tends to be very competitive, however her latest form suggested she would be the tip of the race. From a nice draw, Diego was able to place her perfectly, one off the fence with cover and a pace that allowed her to stride freely. When they came into the straight, Diego patiently let her cruise up to the leaders and when she was asked the question, it was a matter of strides and she was in front. She ended up winning by 1,75 lengths, but easier than the margin suggests.
She is now a 4 time winner from her 11 starts and the Flower Ally daughter does not look like is stopping there. Her next biggest challenge may be her merit rating, and where it may be set after this run. If it is a fair rating, she is sure to be competitive and provide all the connections with further enjoyment and some bold type races.
It was an extra special win, as all the owners were on course and able to lead the filly into the winners enclosure. Congratulations to Mr Willem Ackerman, Mark Campbell and Anton Marx. This is the first Graded winner in the Ackerman family silks, a special moment, and hopefully many more to come. As always the stable values and appreciates all the support it receives.
On the day, the stable had five other runners, 4 of them ran in the placings. Mentionable are both FOLLOW ME and CASTLETOWN who race on nicely over a distance well too short and was a nice first run after a rest and a lead into the feature season ahead, they will both come on from the run and will show their class over more distance.
Thanks to the sponsor - HOLLYWOODBETS.