Fortune Dancer (Soldier Of Fortune) Wins At Tinahely

Soldier Of Fortune Mare Goes One Better At Tinahely

Fortune Dancer (5m Soldier Of Fortune - Newtown Dancer, by Danehill Dancer) took another step forward on Sunday to run out a commanding winner of the Five-Year-Old Mares’ Maiden at Tinahely.

The Sean Doyle-trained mare finished a close second two weeks earlier and was sent off favourite to go one better on her third start under Jamie Scallan. Tracking the leaders for much of the way, she improved to lead before the second last and quickened clear approaching the final fence. Keeping on well on the run-in, she led by six lengths on the line.

Bred by Tom Lacy, Fortune Dancer is a half-sister to Listed winner Different Gravey.