With careful consideration, relative newcomer to the stable Joyful Fortune (Nicconi/Sneaky Tsu) journeyed to Melbourne, to the Flemington Straight to contest the Myer Fashions On The Field Sprint over 1100m. It was a cold and rainy Sunday, 18th September 2022. After lengthy delays due to inclement weather conditions, Joyful Fortune stepped out in the last race of the day to run on a track rated a Heavy 10. The heavy conditions an unknown variable in the 6-year-old gelding’s career.
With Sydney Jockey, Josh Parr aboard, Joyful Fortune was very keen to ‘start the show’. Jumping well from barrier 6, he headed to the outside fence, where Parr kept him contained but comfortable. At the 300m mark he was given his head and accelerated to the lead. By the clock tower he was over 4 lengths in front and maintained this margin until he crossed the finishing line, winning in impressive style. His blistering speed makes for some thrilling times ahead.
Thank you to his owners TCR, Tam, Coffey Racing for entrusting us with such an exciting horse.
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