Anaphora breaks through for big win at Mornington

Apr 05, 2015

Connections at Laurel Oak Bloodstock and Grant Bloodstock landed a much deserved win for Mornington-based trainer Tony Noonan this afternoon when Anaphora decimated the Perco Australia Maiden Plate field.

Unlucky in her summer campaign where twice runner-up, Noonan elected to give Anaphora a two month freshen up in between runs which payed handsomely.

“This was a very deserving win for her connections,” Noonan said.

“They have been very patient and she really should have won before today so it’s a great result.”

Narrowly beaten twice in summer, the 3-year-old Dylan Thomas filly has been knocking on the door for the past 12 months since her most impressive debut behind Royal Snitzel.

“I’ve always said she is a Saturday class filly so it’s great for her to get the monkey off her back because she’s just had no luck in her past runs.”

It has been a great week for syndicator and stable client Louis Mihalyka, Director of Laurel Oak Bloodstock, who combined with Noonan on Thursday when Swiftly Red saluted at Bendigo.

Despite drawing barrier 15 in the capacity field of 15, Jake Noonan eased Anaphora out of the gates to settle near the tail of the field for his father.

“I stopped by for an ice cream I was drawn so wide but I was on the best horse in the race,” Jake said after the win.

Creeping into the race from the 600m mark, Anaphora ($3.20) circled the field to hit the lead upon balancing up and surged to the line to score by 2.25 lengths from Sense In The City ($21) and Autograph ($6).