Beatrix blitzes em' at Sandown for metro win at just fourth start

Jun 24, 2020

Attending Sandown this afternoon was a welcome sight for many of Tony Noonan’s Social Syndicates members whose first foray to the races in months was welcomed by Beatrix winning the Ladbrokes Back Yourself Handicap over 1000m.

Coincidentally, it was only the second day since Racing Victoria eased COVID-19 restrictions where the 3-year-old Smart Missile filly clearly appreciated additional on-course support.

“The race just really panned out to our liking,” said Foreman, Tom Noonan.

“We wanted to go forward and be a bit positive on her, just get her in a good rhythm and she did the job today.”

In the heart of Winter, none would begrudge the senior Noonan for watching from home who was straight on the phone after the race to congratulate his Team.

“The pressure has been on this week so he’s ecstatic,” said Tom.

“The owners will be ecstatic too, they’ve been a patient bunch and a great group from Social Syndicates. They’ll be rapt today.”

Jumping well from barrier 7 with other son Jake in the saddle. Beatrix traveled comfortably in the Heavy 8 going to sit out the leader at a genuine tempo.

Cornering well to balance up at the top of the straight, Noonan had Beatrix cruising to find the front as others came under pressure for the filly to still be on the bridle passing the 200m mark. When asked for an effort, Beatrix ($5.50) found plenty to score by a neck from Finesse Tess ($4.40EF).

Bred by long-time stable client David Canny who elected to stay in the filly, Noonan syndicated Beatrix as part of his Social Syndicates program with the filly now having won twice from just four starts to earn connections more than $66,000.

Social Syndicates is an ownership program which Tony Noonan Racing offers to social group and sporting club members who can race a horse with the stable from as little as $20 per month.

For more information about how you can get your group involved with a Social Syndicates horse, please email Gemma Lambe on