Shortly before Jockey Andrew Fortune was set to make his long awaited return to racing he spoke openly to Formgrids about his aims and wishes for his racing future:
FG:How is your weight and is there a restriction to what weight you can ride at?
AF: I am restricted to 57kg and currently my weight is 58 but will be down to the required weight by my return
FG:Are you to going to be retained by any specific trainer or are you going to freelance?
AF:I will concentrate on the Ramsden yard,Joey has been very supportive of me and hopefully I can repay him for his support.
FG:Will you travel or are you going to concentrate on one center?
AF:I will travel as soon as I get my weight satifactorily under control.
FG: What are your long term plans?
AF:I'm going to take it one race and one day at a time.
FG:With sponsorship now a big part of racing and you being a very marketable "commodity" is there anything on the table in this regard?
AF:I have signed up with Property Skilzz.
FG:Do you have an agent or are you going to do your own rides?
AF:My sister Tina will be looking after my rides.
FG:Your son is riding with great success at the moment when can we expect the long awaited match race?
AF:I'm not sure that it will be a match race but he is doing very well,I am very proud of him. FG:You have many fans that are completely behind you as well as many people that say you wont last,what is your message to both parties?
AF:I feel very fortunate to still have a fan base given my track record and hopefully i can do them proud,the protagonists have good grounds to doubt me but with time I am sure that I will win them over.
Welcome back "Manna" our racing will be richer and certainly have a bigger entertainment value with your return.
The Big G.
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