Lane snags double after fall
DAMIAN Lane has bounced back from a fall to claim a Group race double at Flemington including the Group One Makybe Diva Stakes on Humidor.
Lane and his mount Limestone escaped injury when falling in the final stages of yesterday’s Danehill Stakes before the jockey came out to win the Let’s Elope Stakes and Makybe Diva Stakes in consecutive races.
Coming from the tail of the field, Humidor ($17) scored by 3¼ lengths from the $1.70 favourite Hartnell with Black Heart Bart ($8.50) a halflength away third.
Lane thought his day may have been over when he crashed with Limestone. “For a few moments there I thought I’d definitely at least be missing the rest of the day,” Lane said. “But I gave it five or 10 minutes and I felt good to go.”