First Venture (Soldier Of Fortune) Wins The 4 Yo Mares Maiden At Fairyhouse

Debut Victory For Soldier of Fortune Mare

A terrific leap at the final fence saw First Venture (4m Soldier Of Fortune - Be My Gesture) secure a debut win in Sunday’s four-year-old mares maiden at Fairyhouse.

The Warren Ewing owned and trained mare was ridden patiently by Dara McGill, making headway to chase the leaders from three out. Ridden in the straight, she produced an impressive jump at the last to join the leader on the run-in, digging deep to prevail by a neck on the line.

The sales ring now beckons for First Venture, who was bred by Ms P Duggan and hails from the family of Rhinestone Cowboy.