The son of Domesday was travelling strongly in behind the leading group to finish about four lengths behind SPRING CHOICE, a three-year-old Choisir colt prepared by Team Corstens, who clocked 49.17 for the trip of about 800m.
That time for the heat was close to the average for the morning and should serve Royal Symphony well in preparation for his next start.
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MALIBU STYLE looked sharp at last Friday’s jumpouts and Neville Parnham is sure to have spring targets for the well performed son of Magnus.
He travelled keenly on the speed to win his heat by about six lengths and record 48.67 for the distance of approximately 800m.
Since arriving in Melbourne he has been racing in great heart and looks to have maintained a good deal of residual fitness from his most recent runs.
COOL CHAP is better known as a stayer but judging by his performance at last Friday’s jumpouts he is ready to run well when the Hayes and Dabernig training partnership step him out in the near future.
In the quickest heat of the morning he held a margin of about three lengths over ROCK ‘N’ GOLD and stopped the clock in 48.20 for the journey of about 800m.
Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra have a first up option for Rock ‘n’ Gold at Sandown tomorrow and he looks to be coming to hand well while Cool Chap is sure to be worth keeping an eye on when he resumes shortly.
BARTHELONA has trained on well since his recent first up run at Bendigo and the Mike Moroney-trained galloper heads to Sandown tomorrow for his next assignment.
Last Thursday he looked strong and fit after covering 1000m in 1.09.49 and his final 400m in 25.37.
He didn’t have the best of luck when resuming at Bendigo and is in great shape for his second up run.
Caulfield-based trainer Cairon Maher paired up FOX SWIFT and ALL TOO ROYAL for a workout at Moonee Valley last Tuesday and they worked nicely together over 800m.
They looked to have quite a bit in reserve as they galloped up the home straight to cover the distance in 52.22 and their last 400m in 24.72.
Maher has options at Sandown tomorrow for both horses and they are ready to acquit themselves well wherever the line up for their next starts.
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