Another Four Year Old Winner By Soldier Of Fortune
Blue Hope (4g Soldier Of Fortune - Afaraka, by Flemensfirth) shaped with great promise when leading home a 1-2 for Soldier Of Fortune in Thursday’s bumper at Ffos Las.
A £80,000 store buy, Tom George’s newcomer was well-supported in the market and was ridden to chase the leaders by Thomas Doggrell. Improving into second with two furlongs left to race, he was ridden approaching the final furlong and ran on well to beat Athgarvan (Soldier Of Fortune) by three lengths.
Owned by Roger Brookhouse, Blue Hop was bred by Paddy Kennedy out of a half-sister to dual Grade 2 winner Younevercall (Yeats).