SANTA ANA LANE powers to third G1 win Down Under

In a dominant display, SANTA ANA LANE by LOPE DE VEGA scored impressively in today’s AUS$1.5 million G1 Stradbroke Handicap (1350 m) at Doomben racecourse and propelled himself to three-time G1-winning glory. Jockey Ben Melham settled the five-year-old off the pace and when he asked him for more, the Lope De Vega-son drew away from the field with an incredible turn of foot, effortlessly putting two lengths between himself and the rest while not even seeing so much of a hint of Melham’s whip. Santa Ana Lane is in training with Lee and Anthony Freedman from Freedman Racing.