Fourth Stakes Win for Gold Symphony
Mark Smith - Saturday, 1 July 2017

After a slashing sixth in the Group I Stradbroke Handicap, Gold Symphony dropped back to Listed grade in Saturday's $125,000 Civic Stakes (1350m) at Rosehill Gardens and was a dominant winner.

Taken back to near the tail of the field by Hugh Bowman, Gold Symphony cruised up to the leaders 300 metres from home.

It was left to the tough-as-teak topweight The Monstar to offer any resistance and as game as he was, he fell half a length short of the winner.

Jason Coyle's Slightly Sweet finished third, beaten a further one and a half lengths. (photo Steve Hart).

Trained by Peter and Paul Snowden for Triple Crown Syndications, the son of Reward For Effort chalked up his fourth stakes win, advancing his overall record to 6 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds from 20 starts with earnings of $515,750.

"He was held up at a vital stage in the Stradbroke and had to wait for Impending to go before he did and he's a massive momentum horse," Paul Snowden said.

"He finished alongside Clearly Innocent who we know is a Group I winner himself.

"Today there was nice genuine tempo for most of the way and Hughie was able to get out at the 600m.

"Since this horse was gelded two preps ago he's really come of age and racing in good heart. And he can get through a rain-affected track like it's a good (4)."

Winner of the Group III Vain Stakes and Group III McNeil Stakes, both at Caulfield, at three, Gold Symphony added the Listed Canberra National Sprint (1400m) on March 5.

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 narrowly beaten by Duporth in the 2008 Golden Rose.

Granddam Charming Belle (Imposing) is a half-sister to multiple Group II winner Delightful Belle, the dam of Golden Slipper and Newmarket Handicap winner Belle du Jour (Dehere) and to the dam of Group 1 Goodwood Handicap winner Perfectly Ready (More Than Ready).

A regular visitor to Reward For Effort, having being covered by the Group I Blue Diamond Stakes winner in her first five seasons at stud,   Tzaress had not had a live foals for two years before being covered by the champion stallion Fastnet Rock last spring.

Reward For Effort stands at Chatswood Stud where his 2017 service fee has been set at $16,500.

Race 7 - Civic Stakes
Listed - 1350m

Class: Open. Track: Soft(6). Time: 1:21.40. Sectional Time: 0:35.82 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $150,000 - 1st: $84,750 2nd: $28,500 3rd: $13,500.
 1   Gold Symphony T: P and P Snowden J: J Bowman
4g   Reward For Effort x Tzaress (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA) )
 Lot 769 2015 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale Ses 2
Vendor - Grange Thoroughbreds, Arcadia
Buyer - Passed $ 20,000 / Reserve $ 25,000   
 2 0.5 The Monstar T: B F Cavanough J: D Yendall
6g   California Dane x Sirocco Mist (Brocco (USA) )
Lot 26 2013 MM Adelaide Yearling Sale
Vendor - Riverslea Farm
Buyer - AMANDA DUNN  $15,000
 3 2.0 Slightly Sweet T: J C Coyle J: Ms J Taylor
5m   Charge Forward x Semitone (Dubai Destination (USA) )
 Lot 58 2014 MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale
Vendor - Newhaven Park, Boorowa, NSW
Buyer - Ellerslie Lodge Pty Ltd-Bryce N Heys   $130,000
 4 2.3 Invincible Knight T: John Thompson J: M J Dee
4g   I Am Invincible x Luminary (Encosta De Lago )
 5 3.0 Shiraz T: Ms K Waugh J: Tim Clark
7g   Zariz x Moville Slipper (Moville Dancer )
 6 3.7 Sir Bacchus T: C J Waller J: G Schofield
4g   Sebring x Bacchanal Woman (Encosta De Lago )
 7 4.2 Mount Nebo T: A J Denham J: Rachel King
7g   Dubawi (IRE) x Spy Hill (Danehill (USA) )
 8 4.3 Extensible T: P and P Snowden J: B Avdulla
5m   Exceed And Excel x Kerimba (IRE) (Sinndar (IRE) )
 9 4.9 Centre Pivot T: Peter Robl J: T Angland
6g   More Than Ready (USA) x Waterwise (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ) )
 10 5.8 Zin Zan Eddie T: Matthew Smith J: A Adkins
7g   Zizou x Exclusive Bid (Snippets )
 11 6.1 Telopea (GB) T: D K Weir J: B Spriggs
6m   Pivotal (GB) x Fermion (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA) )
 12 6.3 Mount Panorama T: G W Moore J: J Ford
3g   Sebring x Bashaayer (High Yield (USA) )
 13 6.9 Girl Sunday T: G A Ryan J: J Innes Jnr
4m   Encosta De Lago x Pleasantsundaygirl (NZ) (Cape Cross (IRE) )
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