11 August 2013
One-horse trainer Philip
Evans hobbled into the enclosure on the double after Angelic Lass won
the Mercieca & Cook Hcp (1410m) at Flemington on Saturday.
Godís Own mare gave Evans a first-ever victory at headquarters. The
Tatura-based trainer has been battling a leg problem and he thanked
family and friends after the mare recorded her fifth win in 20 starts.
She began rising up the ranks last year at Wodonga, Swan Hill,
Wangaratta and Kilmore.
Angelic Lass (5m Godís Own Ė Carnival
Lass by Dehere) was a $12,000 buy at the 2010 Inglis Melbourne Autumn
Yearling Sale. ďItís such a thrill to get a win at Flemington," Evans
said. ďWe picked her out at the sales. Itís been a long journey and
this makes it all worthwhile."
Specked at $21, her price had
halved by the time they jumped. Making a good thing of it, Dean Yendall
rated her to perfection in front and then found a kick passing the
furlong. ďI knew she would be hard to run down on the minimum ,Ē Evans
continued. ďAnd then Dean got a couple of cheap sectionals.Ē
Lass (pictured below)
opened this seasonís account for Greta West Stud sire Godís Own.
Heís had four crops racing and the wins graph has spiralled every season
from 5 Ė 37 - 90 - 130.
Win No.1 for season ending 2014 is from
Carnival Lass, a Guy Walter trained mare with wins around the Sydney
provincials to her credit. She is a half-sister to Imana (Thunder
Gulch) who won to G3 level in the STC Birthday Card Hcp.
Own (Redouteís Choice) will stand for a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee at
Greta West this year alongside Keep The Faith (Sunday Silence) and King
Of Prussia (Anabaa).