For the owners of promising 3yo gelding He’s Godspeed a belated Christmas present landed
under the tree when winning The Midfield Group Maiden Plate at the recent Woodford Cup
meeting on our home track.
After leading and finishing fourth at his previous start at Hamilton, some maturity issues led
to the application of blinkers as he stepped out to 1400m for the first time.
Jack Hill who was having his first ride on the gelding was able to slot into a lovely trailing
position just off the leaders despite being three wide without cover for a portion of the race.
Travelling strongly before the home turn, the pair were able to surge and set up a break on
the opposition, eventually holding off a strong finish from Active Duty.
A full brother to our city-winning and stakes placed mare Fortunate Kiss, he had raced well
in strong Maidens before this victory.
A debut third in May on the Ballarat synthetic behind subsequent Flemington winner Wiggum
was followed with a first-up third in October at Warrnambool behind Flying Fizz who then
went on to a Sandown win followed by a listed placing at Caulfield last month.
His third start at Moonee Valley was strong when beaten just over three lengths behind Oak
A $45,000 2022 Inglis Classic Yearling purchase, many connections in Fortunate Kiss
reinvested and took shares in the younger sibling.
The next target will be a 3yo race over 1400m at Flemington on Jan 13 th .
Congratulations to all connections.