OSCAR’S FORTUNE – Runner Profile

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JANUARY 22, 2024

by Ethan Perry – Racing & Sports

Promising three-year-old gelding Oscar’s Fortune has been confirmed for the second running of The Quokka.
Loloma Farms has selected their exciting three-year-old gelding Oscar’s Fortune as their runner in the $5 million The Quokka on April 20th.

 

 

The progressive son of Rich Enuff burst onto the seen last year and tore through the grades rapidly, kicking it off with a comfortable maiden victory on debut at the Belmont midweeks in late August.

Although only rating as an average maiden winner (86+) with Racing and Sports, we would soon come to learn how important that plus would be.

With trainer D M Luciani and connections eager to push on with their talented prospect, the three-year-old continued to raise the bar, culminating with a gutsy second place finish in the Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes, producing a figure of 115 when 1-1/2 lengths behind inaugural The Quokka winner, Overpass.

The 115 R&S Rating sees him amongst the best three-year-olds in the country, with that figure comparable to what the placegetters ran in the Group 1 Coolmore Stud Stakes.

Last year’s Winterbottom looks a key piece of form heading into this edition of The Quokka, with Overpass and Ripcord (3rd), highly likely to also earn spots in the sprint feature.

A fair indication of the gelding’s potential was obvious when he was supported all the way through by a handy judge in Western Australia’s premier rider William Pike.

Pike will be desperately eager to be back in time to pilot the three-year-old in his surge towards The Quokka, as he faces a 10-week recovery after injuring himself at trackwork in January.

With that all coming in his debut preparation, it’s easy to see why Loloma Farms sourced a slot for their stable star, leasing the slot from Jack Lee-Steere Thoroughbred.

Oscar’s Fortune is a likely improver in his second campaign but exactly how much is the $5 million question.

Oscar’s Fortune currently sits on the third line of betting at $7 with TABtouch, with WA’s pinup mare Amelia’s Jewel (S) favourite at $4

*Odds correct at 4:30pm AEDT, 22/12/23

 

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About the Slot Holder: Loloma Farms

Loloma Farms are a new addition to The Quokka having leased their slot this year from Jack Lee-Steere Thoroughbreds.

Based in rural town of Serpentine, Loloma Farms is a racing, breeding and agistment business principally owned by respected livestock salesman Kevin Fowler.

The predominantly lilac colours have been very successful racing in Western Australia, with Fancy Feet winning a Strickland Stakes and being placed in a number of other Black Type races.

Revitup is also another prominent name in the Lilac and stars, having finished second in the 2022 Placid Ark Stakes.

Jack Lee-Steere Thoroughbreds selected Bustler in their slot for the inaugural running of The Quokka, with the gelding finishing 3.19 lengths away in 11th.

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