Unbeaten Stakes-Winner for Domesday
Tara Madgwick - Saturday, 8 July 2017
Domesday's star Group I winner Ruthven has been sold to further his career in Hong Kong, but the Aquis Farm sire has a more than able replacement waiting in the wings with unbeaten Royal Symphony claiming a dominant win in the Listed VRC Taj Rossi Final at Flemington on Saturday.

Royal Symphony - Grant CourtneyPrepared by Tony McEvoy, two year-old Royal Symphony earned high praise for his last start win at Flemington over 1400 metres on June 24.

He justified all the attention placed on him after that win, when looking even more impressive in his first attempt at a Black Type assignment.

Partnered by Dwayne Dunn, whose wife also owns a share in him, Royal Symphony was tardy from the gates but recovered well to bolt clear and win the 1600 metre contest by more than four lengths as a hot favourite.

"It was nice to see him do it again. You see it once and then to see him back it up, carrying the penalty and over further - he's a proper horse," Tony McEvoy said.

"He has a great quality, he looks like he need a shake up to get racing and then all of a sudden he goes boom.

"That he's got such a relaxed attitude is a real plus considering he might need to go further. That change up, you need something like that to win a good race."

McEvoy said Royal Symphony will now be spelled ahead of a spring campaign but will be getting some practice at the barriers.

"Now that I've seen him do it twice I'm happy to put him away and wait for the spring," McEvoy said.

"I think he deserves a crack at those better races and with his glass half full attitude he will be easy to keep interested at home and he'll be back late August.

"I'll be doing a bit of work on his barrier manners though, that's twice he's been slow away so we'll work on that."

Bred by Wingrove Park, Royal Symphony has won three races from three starts earning over $140,000.

He runs for a big group of very happy owners and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Hoodlum.

The 16th stakes-winner for Domesday, he is the eighth winner and last foal of Naturalist, a three-quarter sister-in-blood to multiple Group I winner Naturalism and Queensland Oaks winner Crystal Palace, so has depth in his pedigree to suggest the sky is the limit.



A proven Group I sire, completely free of Danzig blood, Domesday stands at Aquis Farm Queensland this spring at a fee of $8,800.


Race 4 - Taj Rossi Series Final
Listed - 1600m

Class: Open. Track: Good(3). Time: 1:35.58. Sectional Time: 0:35.28 at 600m.
Prizemoney: $120,000 - 1st: $72,000 2nd: $21,600 3rd: $10,800.
 1   Royal Symphony T: Tony McEvoy J: D Dunn
$1.50
59.0
2c   Domesday x Naturalist (Palace Music (USA) )
Not Offered
 2 4.3 Anchor Bid T: D K Weir J: Ben Allen
$13
54.0

2f   High Chaparral (IRE) x Zapurple (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ) )
Not Offered
 3 5.1 Evil Cry T: R E Laing J: D Oliver
$5
55.5

2c   Street Cry (IRE) x Evilweb (Encosta De Lago )
Not Offered
 4 6.9 Studio City T: S Morrish J: Jye McNeil
$67
54.0
2f   Teofilo (IRE) x Danota (Dansili (GB) )
 5 8.4 Whoomph T: L and T Corstens J: S Baster
$21
54.5
2c   High Chaparral (IRE) x Our Eva (Fusaichi Pegasus (USA) )
 6 12.9 Madame Moustache T: C J Waller J: C Newitt
$15
54.5
2f   Hinchinbrook x Gamble (Encosta De Lago )
 7 14.2 Hard Ruler T: M G Price J: M J Dee
$81
54.0
2f   All Too Hard x Legislature (More Than Ready (USA) )
 8 14.7 Lady Seabring T: Jerome Hunter J: Brandon Stockdale
$51
54.0
2f   Sebring x Whitesails (Fastnet Rock )
 9 15.7 Bernie's Tiger T: Jerome Hunter J: B Higgins
$201
54.5
2g   Bernardini (USA) x La Sangre (Fastnet Rock )
 10 19.2 Alloye T: Brian McGrath J: D Moor
$201
54.0
2c   Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Dreamworker (Encosta De Lago )
 11 19.4 Paint The Stars T: Shawn Mathrick J: Ben Thompson
$101
54.5
2g   Helmet x She's A Bonus (Giant's Causeway (USA) )
 12 28.4 Panda Wantzoff T: C Maher J: Beau Mertens
$101
54.0
2f   Zoffany (IRE) x I Want You (NZ) (Howbaddouwantit (USA) )
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