Tatura-based trainer Phillip Evans was rewarded for his patience with a win at Flemington on Saturday with five-year-old Gods Own mare, Angelic Lass.
The tough mare took out the 1410 m Victor Mercieca and Colin Cook Handicap in the last race of the day, with jockey Dean Yendall riding a game race to hold out for a 1.5 length win.
Her last two starts have been close, being beaten by only 2 and 0.2 lengths respectively at Bendigo and Caulfield.
Tatura and Shepparton Racing Club chief executive Desiree Pettit said while Evans has kept a close eye on Angelic Lass training, due to a recent ankle operation, he has been quite limited with the hands-on aspect, with brother Peter providing the extra support with the sole stable runner.
‘‘The win at Flemington has provided Evans with his first city winner in his training career,’’ Ms Pettit said.
‘‘The mare’s performance has put the stable on track early in the season to repeat Evans’ win in the local trainers premiership at Tatura in 2012-13.
‘‘Just nudging out brother Kevin, Phillip claimed the highest strike rate for trainers registered to the Tatura Racecourse at 30 per cent, with Kevin finding 14.5 per cent and Ivan Lister at 11 per cent.
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