Gold Symphony On Song
Three year old colt Gold Symphony (Reward For Effort ex Tzaress) landed Triple Crown Syndication’s fourth group race victory in as many months when winning the Group 3 Vain Stakes in impressive style at Caulfield on Saturday.
Trained by Peter Moody, the promising colt was ridden brilliantly by Glenn Boss, who with very little speed in the early stages of the race was happy to let Gold Symphony sit three wide and up on the speed before slipping him more rein and allowing him to prove too strong to the line, hitting the lead with 100m to go.
The Vain Stakes has produced quality gallopers in the past decade, with the likes of Haradasun (2006), Starspangledbanner (2009), Toorak Toff (2010) and Sepoy (2011) all graduates of the race.
After cruising to his maiden win over 1200m at Mornington and finishing strongly in second place behind Jalan Jalan at Flemington, Gold Symphony has started his career impressively with the 2 wins and a second placing from just three starts, and earnings in excess of $110,000 for his Triple Crown owners.
“He’s a really nice colt and he’s got a really good future when he gets to seven furlongs (1400m) or a mile” Boss commented post-race.
Most likely next to appear in the $150,000 Group 3 H.D.F. McNeil Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield Saturday week, Moody commented that Gold Symphony “is probably going to be aimed more at the autumn than the spring I feel, but while he keeps performing we will look at another option if he pleases us at home.”
A $110,000 purchase by Chris and Michael Ward from last year’s Inglis Premier Yearling Sale, Gold Symphony joins the likes of seasoned Triple Crown performers Charlie Boy (Myboycharlie ex Maritime), Hot Snitzel (Snitzel ex Flames Of Paris) and Dothraki (Mossman ex Volantis) who have all tasted stakes success since May.
Charlie Boy prevailed in the Group 3 BRC Sprint before finishing second by the narrowest of margins in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000, and Hot Snitzel collected his Group 1 victory in the BTC Cup at Doomben taking his career earnings to almost $1.3 million.
Dothraki rounded off a successful Winter with his Group 3 Tattersall’s 150th Anniversary Stakes win at the Gold Coast in June, and there are certainly more very exciting times ahead for the entire Triple Crown team as the red raid on the Winter Carnival looks set to continue in to Spring!
Congratulations to all Triple Crown connections!