Athanea posts overdue win

Jul 04, 2014

General Nediym mare Athanea has posted her second career win taking out the $10,000 Sirromet Fillies & Mares Class 1 Handicap (1100m) at Ipswich on Friday.

Having won on debut at Doomben in August 2012, Athanea has come back in consistent form this campaign and had been knocking on the door for a victory. With Chris Munce taking the reigns for the third time in her career, the duo didn’t let down favorite backers scoring by a long neck.

Settling close to the speed in running having to overcome a wide barrier draw, the horse was able to put rivals to the sword after having been chased down in his two runs prior. The win made amends for the close defeat at the Gold Coast two starts earlier when beaten in a photo finish after attempting to lead all the way.