Soldier Of Fortune Gelding Goes One Better For New Connections
Montgomery (5g Soldier Of Fortune - Una Sorpresa, by Banyumanik) made a perfect start for new connections in Wednesday’s maiden hurdle at Fontwell.
Runner-up in a bumper on his sole start for Tom Lacey, the Soldier Of Fortune gelding subsequently sold to Tom Malone, Christian Williams and Gwent Holdings for £100,000. Partnered by Jack Tudor on his hurdle debut, the bay raced prominently throughout and was shaken up approaching the final flight. Pushed along to lead on the run-in, he kept on well to win by a length and a half.
Bred by Miss Roisin O’Brien, Montgomery is a half-brother to three-time winner Hazzaar (Flemensfirth).