While the win in the Group 1 Breeders Crown for 3YO trotting fillies was to many a foregone conclusion, with Im Ready Jet starting $2.40 favourite, the performance of the second-place getter Ofortuna would have had many a favourite-backer holding their breath.
The daughter of Majestic Son put in a powerful finish to get within a neck of the leader at the post and was a further glimpse of the potential the filly has shown in her first season on the track.Her very first outing proved successful, winning on debut in TR2:02.4 at Ballarat back in February and given a light campaign in the run up to the Breeders Crown series.
To date, she has had just 10 starts and saluted three times, with three close placings. Her close second placing at Tabcorp Park Melton in a time of TR1:57.2 against Im Ready Jet (Quaker Jet), a veteran of 16 starts and over $150,000 in earnings, was a sign that the filly is continuing to step up. Not that the family is unfamiliar with success – Ofortuna (left) is out of the unraced Wind Cries Maori mare, Fortunate Phoenix, from the outstanding producer, Dodo Rocket (Wagon Apollo)...
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