Santa Ana Lane wins Stradbroke
TRAINER Anthony Freedman’s decision to be ruthless about the horses he starts in Group 1 races has paid off again, with Santa Ana Lane winning the $1.5 million Stradbroke Handicap at Doomben.
It was the Flemington trainer’s sixth Group 1 win of the season from just two horses, as Santa Ana Lane and his mare Shoals have each won three races.
Santa Ana Lane ($14) also became the first horse to complete the double of Adelaide’s Goodwood Handicap and the Stradbroke when he burst up along the fence and beat fellow Victorian Super Cash ($31), trained by Andrew Noblet, by 1¾ lengths over the 1350m yesterday.
The Goodwood is now proving a good guide to the Stradbroke as Super Cash ran fourth behind Santa Ana Lane this year.