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  • 18:10 toteexacta August Stakes 1m 3f 135y

  • (Listed) £30,000 added 3yo+ 6 ran
  • Winner £17,013 2nd £6,450 3rd £3,228 4th £1,608
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Winning time: 2m 29.63s
  • Off time: 18:10:34

Fortune shines aboard Opera

Last Updated: 27/08/11 6:34pm

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Fortune: Outstanding ride aboard Windsor winner

Fortune: Outstanding ride aboard Windsor winner

Jimmy Fortune and Opera Gal made every yard of the running to win the toteexacta August Stakes at Windsor.

The 11-4 second-favourite had market leader Elusive Pimpernel tracking her every move for a long way, but Eddie Ahern's mount folded tamely two furlongs out.

Having quickened matters at the half-mile pole, Fortune had clearly saved some petrol as his mount was ultra-game when pressed through the final furlong and a half by Sirvino, having a ready two and three-quarter lengths in hand at the line.

Winning trainer Andrew Balding told At The Races: "She's very tough, Jimmy gave her a lovely ride. She's as tough as teak and could go on from this.

"They broke the track record when she was second last time at Salisbury - she doesn't know when to give in and it's lovely to win a Listed race with her."

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