Chapeau De Soleil (Soldier Of Fortune) Wins The 4YO Maiden At Stowlin

Soldier Of Fortune Four Year Old Makes Perfect Debut

Chapeau De Soleil (4g Soldier of Fortune - On Line Tara, by Kayf Tara) shaped like a smart prospect when making a winning debut in Sunday’s four-year-old geldings maiden at Stowlin.

Colin Bowe’s representative was sent off favourite under Barry O’Neill and disputed for much of the way, until asserting from the second last. Always in command, he ran on well from the final fence to score by five lengths, with another 11 lengths back to the third.

Chapeau De Soleil will presumably now be sold for a considerably higher sum than his €50,000 price tag at last year’s store sales. Bred by Aidan Aherne, the son of Soldier Of Fortune provides an exciting update for his two-year-old full-brother.