By Brad Gray
Punters expected a match race between Imposing Lass and Girl Sunday in the Schweppes Handicap (1400m) but it was race outsider Gold Symphony who swept past his three rivals.
Imposing Lass was pushed out from the inside draw to take up the running and had Girl Sunday covered turning form home but a clever ride from Kerrin McEvoy saw Gold Symphony pinch a run on the inside.
Watch McEvoy's clever ride
“That’s the way to ride Warwick Farm when it’s wet. Cut the corner and come out and that’s what Macca did. He saved every inch of ground,” co-trainer Paul Snowden said.
“His run wasn’t too bad the other day at Rosehill, where he got home late. There was a little bit to say he could bounce back.”
“He is in at the right time of year and hopefully we can butter up again in the next couple of weeks, before those good horses start to come back in. We’ll try to place him right to get another victory on the board.”
McEvoy suggested that the four-year-old would take plenty of confidence out of the win, which was his first in near two years.
“He enjoyed himself out there. He was up and rolling and making ground on the leader so I thought I’ll just let him flow into it and he got there quite easily. He has been gelded and the best of him is yet to come,” McEvoy said.
“He showed promise early but lost his way a little bit. He enjoyed the ground and seven furlongs was perfect.”
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