Wilde Racing had a busy weekends racing and it all start with two venues on Friday where we trained a double. Colac seen Aurora’s Symphony win back to back Colac Gold Cups and Sunday Buzz (pictured) got the job done under the lights at Moonee Valley, winning over the staying trip of 3000m.
Aurora’s Symphony is a great horse for the stable, fronting up each preparation and winning feature races for his ownership group. This spring he ran a cheeky race in the Geelong Cup at group level as well as running third in the Group three Coongy Handicap. After a short break in the paddock post the spring carnival, it was great to see Aurora’s Symphony come back and defend his title in the Colac Cup.
A handful of the ownership group come from Colac, so for them to win their hometown cup is a great thrill. As the track conditions dried out during the day, we knew Aurora’s Symphony would be a live chance. The win on Friday has taken his winnings to just over $450,000 which isn’t a bad effort given he cost $40,000 from the 2018 Vobis Gold Sale.
The patience of the owners in Sunday Buzz were rewarded on Friday night when he won over the 3000m at Moonee Valley. He has been knocking on the door this preparation, running consistent races this time in and carrying big weights. After two solid performances over the 2400m the rise in trip and down in the weights, it looked a nice race for Sunday Buzz to be competitive in. He was given a great ride by Jamie Kah, she never spent a penny throughout the run. Coming to the turn it looked a race in two but the staying prowess of Sunday Buzz come through and he went on to win convincingly. It was great to see Sunday Buzz not only back in the winners stall but a win in the city was a great thrill for his connections.