Game Soldier Of Fortune Mare Gains Maiden Win
Faha Belle (5m Soldier Of Fortune - Nia, by Beneficial) displayed a game attitude when denying Seventy Eight Team (Mahler) in the mares’ maiden at Nenagh on Sunday.
A fine fifth on debut last month, the Patrick Kiely-trained mare was ridden by owner David Kiely once again on Sunday. Chasing the leaders for much of the way, she improved to dispute from two out and went on to lead before the final fence. Digging deep on the run-in, she kept on well to win by half a length, with the pair finishing clear of the field.
Faha Belle was bred by Matt O’Connor out of Nia, who has a full-brother by the winner in training with Philip Hobbs for Ronnie Bartlett.