5 G (Lope de Vega - Fast Fleet by Fastnet Rock)
Run over 1400m on October 01, 2017 at Caulfield
Prizemoney: $502,000
Trainer: Anthony Freedman
Jockey: D Yendall
Time: 01:22.3
Track Conditions: Good(3)
Race Club: MRC
Winners Details
Sale: 2012 Magic Millions Patinack Farm Reduction Sale, Purchase Price: $60,000; Sale: 2014 Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale, Vendor: Rosemont Stud, Purchase Price: $80,000; Breeder: Patinack Farm NSW
Sales Co:
Then came: Mr Sneaky, So Si Bon, Sovereign Nation, Theanswermyfriend, Tosen Stardom, Scales of Justice, Land of Plenty, Grande Rosso, It's Somewhat, Attention, Royal Tudor, Lucky Hussler, Cannyescent
J: D Yendall
T: Anthony Freedman
W: 52 kgs
S: Lope De Vega
D: Fast Fleet
J: B Avdulla
T: Anthony Freedman
W: 52 kgs
S: High Chaparral
D: Danesty
J: C Newitt
T: R E Laing
W: 52 kgs
S: So You Think
D: Black Minx
J: Regan Bayliss
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 52 kgs
S: Encosta De Lago
D: Sovereign Duchess

At Caulfield in Melbourne, French 2000 Guineas & French Derby-winning shuttler Lope De Vega (Shamardal-Lady Vettori, by Vettori) celebrated an elite race success when 5YO bay gelding (Lope De Vega-Fast Fleet, by Fastnet Rock) unleashed a powerful sprint from midfield to score a decisive win in the $500,000 Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (1400m) for 3YO+, defeating stable-mate Mr Sneaky & So Si Bon. Purchased for $80,000 by Flemington Bloodstock at the 2014 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Santa Ana Lane improved his record to 5 wins (including the Gr3 Zeditave Stakes) and 5 placings (including the Gr3 MRC Heath Stakes) from 22 starts for $613,700 in earnings. For trainer Anthony Freedman, Santa Ana Lane's maiden Group One triumph vindicated the opinion he has long had of the horse. "He was always one of those horses that if he got into one of these races and everything went his way, which it did, then he could win," Freedman said. "And today was his day."