Lance Noble scored a double with his only two runners at Matamata yesterday, with Vera Drake winning over 1600 metres before two-year-old filly Avadane cleared maiden company when taking out the J P Wills Bloodstock (1200m).
“The draw obviously helped and she did get away well and had a lovely ride from Leith. It was really pleasing,” Noble said of Avadane’s victory.
“It was the sixth individual winner out of Brendan and Jo’s (Lindsay) foundation mare J’Adane, so it’s pretty special for them. The mare just keeps producing. There is a nice Tavistock colt at home and I look forward to getting my hands on him.”