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McEvoy Has Faith in Symphony

Thursday, 12th October 2017

Trainer Tony McEvoy is adamant that Royal Symphony is the horse to beat in Saturday's $2 million Gr1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne. McEvoy hasn't lost faith in his stable star, despite Royal Symphony relinquishing his unbeaten record when 4th to Perast in a slowly run Caulfield Guineas Prelude (1400m) eleven days ago. "I said at the 1000m that he couldn't win and for him to get as close as he did, when they were going so steady, to my eye it said it was a very good run and the clock backed it up," McEvoy told racing.com. "He ran a faster last 600m than Santa Ana Lane and Mr Sneaky (1st and 2nd in the Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes), and faster 600m, 400m and 200m than Bonneval and Hartnell [1st and 2nd in the Gr1 Underwood Stakes]." McEvoy added: "It was probably the best run of his career and his first defeat…we just need a good, even speed." Royal Symphony is currently the $4 TAB favourite for the Guineas.

J: M J Walker
T: M G Price
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Not A Single Doubt
D: Bullion Mansion
J: Damian Lane
T: James Cummings
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Lonhro
D: Yavanna
J: M Zahra
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig
W: 54.5 kgs
S: Fastnet Rock
D: Cats Whisker
J: D Dunn
T: Tony McEvoy
W: 56.5 kgs
S: Domesday
D: Naturalist

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