Fortune Duke

Oughton's Quest For Gold to continue good run

THERE have been few more consistent stayers around this season than the David Oughton-trained Quest For Gold who could well keep the excellent run of that stable going in the third event at Sha Tin today.

Sunday, 20 March, 1994, 12:00am

Icy Bet can go distance

TODAY'S third event should throw up a likely quinella return from the combination of Icy Bet, Enthusiasm and Concert Boss.

All three were confirmed stayers before they came to Hong Kong with Icy Bet winning in New Zealand around this 2,000-metre trip, Enthusiasm doing likewise in Melbourne and Concert Boss having some really good staying form in Australia.

8 Jan 1994 - 12:00am

Quickie track turns up some lopsided races

NOW we are not talking - or writing - through our pockets but making an intelligent observation about the state of yesterday's Sha Tin track.

There was not a vestige of doubt that this was a quick track definitely laid out for frontrunners. And if your own fancy had to come from behind, well you were out of business.

21 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Fortune Duke ride worth nine-week wait for McKeown

A NINE-week wait ended for English rider Dean McKeown at 2.19 pm yesterday when Fortune Duke (7-1) took the third race at Sha Tin in a battling finish with Icy Bet (7-1).

McKeown, whose official link with the Geoff Lane stable was one of the surprise engagements of the season, had been waiting since opening day on September 12 for his first Hong Kong winner.

21 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Luckless Lane's fortunes look ready to change

AFTER a winless campaign last season, the Geoff Lane-trained Fortune Duke has descended to a mark off which he could prove difficult to beat in the final event on tonight's tricky Happy Valley card.

The seven-year-old New Zealand import has won at both tracks and caused a couple of major surprises against top-line opposition in his Hong Kong career.

22 Sep 1993 - 12:00am