Mixed day for jockey Lane at big race meet

South Western Times - - Sport - Mitchell Wood­cock

South West-raised jockey Damian Lane had a mixed day at the Lexus Mel­bourne Cup on Tues­day.

The 24-year-old hoop sad­dled up for six rides, with two third places his best across the day at Flem­ing­ton.

In his third $7 mil­lion Lexus Mel­bourne Cup (3200m) start, Lane rode six-year-old New Zealand geld­ing Za­cada ($101) to 13th out of 24 run­ners, while also claim­ing places aboard Into the Abyss and Haunted ear­lier in the day.

Lane will now pre­pare to ride Aris­tia ($4.60) in to­day’s $1 mil­lion Kennedy Oaks (2500m) at Flem­ing­ton, one of the big­gest races of the car­ni­val.

This comes less than a week af­ter he rode the three-year-old filly to vic­tory in the Group 2 Wake­ful Stakes (2000m) on Derby Day.

Lane will also team up with Dar­ren Weir and James Cum­mings for rides in the $150,000 Listed Ab­so­lut Stakes (1000m) and $150,000 TCL TV Stakes (1800m) re­spec­tively.

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