Luck's A Fortune snares a Kennerson Park upset

HE was almost running into a different postcode on the home straight but Luck’s A Fortune had enough left in the legs to cause a boil over in Monday’s Fifty8 George Stakes (450 metres) at Kennerson Park.

Luck’s A Fortune ($25.90) almost drifted into the outside brick wall coming around the final turn and invited favourite Dana Watene ($3.50) to sweep home along the rail for a win.

The wide line didn’t wipe off Luck’s A Fortune’s speed and the Lisa Worthy-trained runner was able to hold on for a win by one and a half lengths.

Dave Worthy, husband of the winning Kings Plains trainer, said the Spring Gun dog is no stranger to swinging wide on the run for the finish line.

SLIDE: Luck's A Fortune (left) begins to drift wide on the turn for home at Kennerson Park on Monday, but had enough left to hold on for the upset win. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

SLIDE: Luck's A Fortune (left) begins to drift wide on the turn for home at Kennerson Park on Monday, but had enough left to hold on for the upset win. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

“He has a crook shoulder from when he was young and he tends to get wide because of that,” he said. 

“We generally race him at Cowra but they haven’t got many meetings now. We’ve been racing him here and this is now his second win in three starts here. He just gets better with age.

“He did everything right today. He tried hard, pushed up at the right stages and got to where he wanted to be.

“Bill McKenna owns him, a friend of ours. He’s in the nursing part of Blayney Hospital. He’s got his own room and he’s got his own Sky channel there. Billy will be over the moon, and they’ll probably be thinking he’s having a heart attack.

“It’s great for him and gets a few dollars back. This is a B meeting so there’s some good prizemoney for the win.”

Luck’s A Fortune picked up career win five at start 35.

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