Lane finished the day with a treble, taking his weekend tally of winners to seven, after riding a quartet at Tokyo on Saturday.
The Western Australian, who has made his mark riding in Melbourne, claimed both feature Group races across Saturday and Sunday, as he rode Godolphin-raced colt Tower Of London to a Group Two win on Saturday before his G1 win on Sunday.
Normcore was on the fifth line of betting, and held out fellow four-year-old “filly” – as they call them locally at that age – Primo Scene ($ 6.40) by a neck.
Six-year-old mare Crocosmia ($ 30.80) was a further half-length behind in third, while Lucky Lilac ($ 4.30) wasn’t far away in fourth, just a nose outside the placings.
G1 Victoria Mile won by 4f NORMCORE (Harbinger x Chronologist (Kurofune) ridden by Damian Lane 🇦🇺 in Course Record time of 1.30.5
Leads 12.3 – 10.6 – 10.8 – 11.1 – 11.3 – 11.2 – 11.5 – 11.7
4F 45.7 – 3F 34.4
JRA Tote hold on race￥15,829,426,100 ($ 200mil)pic.twitter.com/GcPd8bpnrz
— G (@LongBallToNoOne) May 12, 2019