Gold Symphony ‘has more to offer’ ahead of Winter Stakes

GOLD SYMPHONY struck for his fourth career Stakes win in the Listed Civic Stakes at Rosehill on June 24 and co-trainer Peter Snowden has warned that the rejuvenated four-year-old ‘has more to offer’ ahead of his next assignment when he returns to the track on Saturday for the feature race of the meeting, the Listed Winter Stakes.

“Gold Symphony is looking in great order and working really well,” said Snowden. “He’s come back a different horse this preparation following his gelding operation and is starting to display the true potential he showed as an early three-year-old.

“He was a good winner at the track last time out after a super run in the Stradbroke and he’s not showing any signs of letting up at home. Fourteen Hundred is perfect and there’s no one better than Hughie to be on board. I would say he has more to offer on Saturday and will be very hard to beat.”

The leading son of Reward For Effort took advantage of a drop back in class to take the feature race at Rosehill, after being considered by many to be an unfortunate runner in the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap at Doomben on June 17.

In an impressive display, Gold Symphony defeated The Monstar by a half-length, who subsequently franked the form with a luckless second in the Listed Ramornie Handicap at Grafton on Wednesday.

Hugh Bowman, who delivered Gold Symphony to his fourth Stakes success a fortnight ago, is once again in the saddle, with Gold Symphony set to jump from barrier 12 as he bids to take his career prizemoney beyond the $550,000 mark.

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