$600 in Bonus Bets
Get your first bet matched with up to $600 in bonuses*
$600 Bonus Bet
Sign-up, deposit $400 & receive $600 in bonus bets. That's $1000 to bet with!*
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
$500 in Bonus Bets
Sign-up and get your first bet matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
Royal Symphony is racing for second in the Cox Plate

Tony McEvoy’s head says Royal Symphony is racing for second in the Cox Plate.

His heart says otherwise.

McEvoy, who won the 2003 Cox Plate with Fields Of Omagh, has the three-year-old colt on target to line up against champion Winx in Saturday’s weight-for-age feature at Moonee Valley.

Winx is the $1.15 favourite to win a record-equalling third Cox Plate and her 22nd consecutive race.

Connections of Royal Symphony decided to press on and have a crack at the Cox Plate after the colt’s luckless fourth in the Group One Caulfield Guineas.

While realistic with expectations, McEvoy indicated he never goes into races with the mindset of running second.

“It’s not how I go into any race, of course, but you’ve got to be realistic in this business,” the trainer told reporters on Monday.

“She’s an incredible mare. She’s doing things that most can’t, and I think my horse will run a great race and I’m just privileged to have a horse good enough to run against her.

“So in my head we’re going for second, in my heart we’re going for first.”

Royal Symphony has been to Moonee Valley twice to gallop on the tight course.

Dean Yendall, who rides the colt at 49.5kg in the Cox Plate, had his first sit on the colt in Saturday’s work-out and will ride him in a more serious piece of work on Tuesday at Moonee Valley’s public trackwork session.

The unpredicability of racing has McEvoy hopeful rather than confident Royal Symphony can cause an upset.

“Miracles happen in races, that’s why we all dream,” he said.

“We’ve just seen some results recently, with Boom Time of course on Saturday in the Caulfield Cup. Who gave him a real chance?.

“I don’t think she can be beaten but I’m very pleased and proud that I’ve got a horse there that could be one that is going to challenge her.

“He’s bright and well and ready for his next contest,” he said.

“We haven’t told him Winx is in the race.”

 
$500 Matched Deposit
Sign-up and get your first deposit matched with up to $500 in bonus bets*
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
  • DEPOSIT $400
    start betting
    with
    $1000*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $600*
    CLAIM NOW
  • DEPOSIT $50
    start betting
    with
    $200*
    CLAIM NOW
  • first bet
    matched
    up to
    $500*
    CLAIM NOW
*Conditions Apply. Excl VIC, NSW, SA & WA. Gamble Responsibly
* All Offers and Promotions posted in this article exclude NSW residents.
Featured News

Over $5,000 in Bonus Free Bets

Just Horse Racing provides readers with the best Free Bet offers available at every online bookmaker in Australia during the...

RAD Board set to hear Robert Smerdon charges

The Racing Appeals and Disciplinary Board has determined it has the jurisdiction to hear the charges in the Aquanita case...

Nash Rawiller cops massive ban for betting

Former champion Sydney jockey Nash Rawiller has been banned for 15 months by Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards for breaches...

In Her Time secures slot for The Everest

Group One-winning mare In Her Time has nailed a start in The Everest after narrowly missing out on the inaugural...

Nash Rawiller reportedly detained leaving Hong Kong

There are reports this morning that champion jockey Nash Rawiller was detained attempting to leave Hong Kong last night. The...

 
 
 
Copyright © 2017 Just Horse Racing.
All rights reserved.

Gamble Responsibly 18+
*State exclusions apply to some offers. Please check T&Cs of each offer with the bookmaker. All Offers Exclude NSW residents.