Winning treble for Lees
Star jockey Brenton Avdulla played a leading role as the Kris Lees stable racked up a winning treble at Canterbury on Wednesday afternoon.
Lees sent four runners to the midweek meeting and came away with three winner and a fourth to cap a very satisfactory afternoon at the office.
To his credit he stuck his head out when it mattered.Brenton Avdulla
The winners came courtesy of Kool Vinnie, Feelin The Love and Cordoned, while All Summer Long finished fourth behind Kool Vinnie, much to the delight of the Lees stable.
Things may have been different though had it not been for the expert riding of Avdulla, who once again showed why he is one of Sydney's leading jockeys.
Avdulla rode Feelin The Love and Cordoned, but it was his ride on the latter that really caught the eye.
Travelling last around the home turn, Avdulla saved ground along the rails before finding the slighest of gaps at the 100m to snatch victory in a blanket finish.
Cordoned defeated the favourite Pedway by a nose, with the same margin back to the third-placed Kanga's Eye.
"I was happy early because the speed was good," Avdulla said. "I just let him find the fence, come back to me and relax. He did that but coming to the corner I had to make my mind up as to where I wanted to go.
"When Geneteau went out I took the run up the inside and I had just enough room to get through but to his credit he stuck his head out when it mattered."
Meanwhile, Royal Symphony is 999/1 on a win and each way bet to win the Australian Guineas in March. Kementari is 999/1 with Catchy priced at 999/1.
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