It was a great days racing on Wednesday with Aurora’s Symphony (pictured) winning back to back Launceston Cups and Mister Hendershot and Fabalot winning their respective races at Mount Gambier.
Mister Hendershot showed terrific speed from the gates over the 900m journey. He had taken great improvement from his debut run at Naracoorte and he flew the barriers. He got a lovely run in transit and took a needle eye gap before sprinting away to win under the guidance of Josh Cartwright. It was a great result for the winning connections who have shown great patience in getting the 4yo to the races. To get a winner as an owner is a great thrill and hopefully there is more to come for Mister Hendershot.
Aurora’s Symphony once again travelled over to Tasmania to defend his title in the Launceston Cup. Following a similar pattern to last year, winning the Colac Cup and travelling over to Devonport, Auroa’s Symphony proved strong over the 2400m journey. From barrier one he got a lovely run with Blaike McDougall on board. He never spent a penny, when the favourite dropped off at the top of the straight, Aurora’s Symphony looked to be travelling better than the others. He popped off the fence and was full of running to the line. The back-markers were closing in on him late but Aurora’s Symphony went on to win by half a length.
It wouldn’t have been 5mins after the win of Aurora’s Symphony in the Launceston Cup, Fabalot kicked off his jumping preparation with a win on the flat at Mount Gambier.
First up from a convincing hurdle victory at the end of last preparation, the 1800m looked far from his best trip. The team were quietly confident from what they seen at home Fabalot would be a great each way hope. Although he needed every bit of the 1800m to get the win, he was given a suburb ride by Kayla Crowther to win right on the line by 0.2 lengths. It was great to get a win with Fabalot on the flat as we aim towards the jumps season with him.
Congratulations to all our winning connections.