Gold Symphony the Real Deal
By Mark Smith
Two weeks after capturing the Group III Vain Stakes, Triple Crown Syndication’s Gold Symphony continued on his winning way with another thoroughly professional display in Saturday’s Group III HDF McNeil Stakes (1200m).
Given a charmed run by Glenn Boss, the Peter Moody-trained colt held the challenge of Ready For Victory, who had a chequered passage in the straight, by a head, with Godolphin’s New Approach (IRE) gelding Demonstrate coming from the tail of the field to finish a half-length back in third.
With three wins and a second from four starts, Gold Symphony becomes the poster boy for Reward For Effort with earnings of $225,700.
“From the time I got on him I felt he was high quality colt,” Boss told racing.com.
“There was no fluke about his last win
“Having the benefit of riding him work from his last run to this it’s amazing how he is coming on as an individual he’s getting bigger, stronger and taking it all in his stride and is going in the right direction.
“He’s got a mile written all over him.”
A $100,000 purchase by Triple Crown Syndications from the draft of Grange Thoroughbreds at the 2014 Inglis Premier Yearling sale, Gold Symphony is the first foal of the unraced Stravinsky mare Tzaress a half-sister to Group III AJC Sweet Embrace winner Stripper (Danehill Dancer) who was second to Duporth in the 2008 Golden Rose.
Tzaress has been covered by the Group I Blue Diamond Stakes winner Reward For Effort in her first four seasons at stud.
She has a 2yo filly and a yearling colt and was covered by the son of Exceed And Excel last season.
Reward For Effort’s service fee at Chatswood Stud this spring remains unchanged at $11,000.