Smooth Success For Soldier Of Fortune Newcomer
Chauffeur Driven (4g Soldier Of Fortune - Coolmara, by Alderbrook) shaped like a smart prospect when winning the first division of Sunday’s Four-Year-Old Geldings Maiden at Bartlemy point-to-point.
The Harley Dunne-trained newcomer disputed the lead for much of the way and asserted after the final fence. Keeping on well on the run-in, he scored by a length and a half under Finny Maguire, as the second finished five lengths clear of the favourite in third.
Bred by Coolmara Stables, Chauffeur Driven was bought by his trainer with Ballyboy Stables at the Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale for €62,000. The Soldier Of Fortune gelding is a half-brother to black-type hurdler Wouldn’t You Agree.