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Cox Plate for Royal Symphony?

Monday, 16th October 2017

Tony McEvoy is remaining positive despite another unlucky run by Royal Symphony in Saturday’s Gr1 Caulfield Guineas (1600m) in Melbourne. In a messily run Guineas, Royal Symphony was one of several hard luck stories. Settling towards the rear of the field, the talented colt was denied clear galloping room in the straight before flashing home for fourth behind surprise winner Mighty Boss in the $2 million feature. “Royal Symphony’s racing style is his biggest problem at the moment and I believe that it is emphasised at Caulfield,” McEvoy told racing.com. “He’s been to Caulfield twice now and struck bad luck twice.” McEvoy said Royal Symphony will race on this campaign and will consider a start in the Cox Plate on Saturday week. “He’s pulled up no problems at all, he’s very well and ate up and he’s bright,” said McEvoy. “The decision I’ve made in the past 24 hours is the horse is fine and he can go on racing this preparation, but now we work out over next few days where he will run next.” He added: “We will head to either the Cox Plate or the Moonee Valley Vase on his way to the VRC Derby.”

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