NOCEUR became Mark Hatch’s latest Victorian success story when he enjoyed a winning NSW debut in the MJ & CM Rose Building Services Max Sullings Memorial Maiden Plate (1200m).
It also continued Luke Cumberland’s good carnival, the jockey winning three races across the two-day carnival.
Noceur made it two wins in three races when he overwhelmed his opposition to notch a 2 ¾ length success.
“He travelled good,” Cumberland said.
“Always felt good and travelled well early and was bolting at the 400m, that’s always good here.”
He did say Noceur also felt a little lost, going the Sydney way of going.
Winless in 12 starts down south, he has been an immediate hit with Hatch.
Mark’s son, Zach Hatch, a trainer in his own right. was looking after the gelding and was delighted with the good win.
It wasn’t a surprise though.
“He’s been working well, we did have him in the maiden (Friday) but he missed out on a run,” Zach Hatch said.