Melbourne jockey Chris Symons was the king of Morphetville on Saturday after securing a winning listed race treble.
Symons has barely travelled outside of Victoria in his established career, but in the last month has made two winning trips into South Australia.
After winning the listed Magic Millions Adelaide classic on Toorak Toff on March 6th, Symons won a further three listed races on Saturday.
The first of Symonsâ€™ winners came from the Moe stable of Peter Gelagotis when the daughter of â€˜More than Readyâ€™, â€˜Floramourâ€™ was a long head winner of the listed 1200m Manihi Classic.
Gelagotis had the four year old entered for a suitable race at Caulfield but opted to head to Adelaide instead.
“She ran a good race three starts ago behind Solchow and then ran well behind Velocitea, who came to Adelaide and ran second in a Group 1,” Gelagotis said.
The second of Symons’ victories was his best as he worked hard to win the listed 1800 metres St. Clair Port Adelaide Guineas aboard â€˜Red Colossusâ€™.
Victorian based trainer Greg Eurell realises Red Colossus is a promising stayer, and the win has signalled Derby intentions for the son of Testa Rossa.
“He’s a horse who takes a long time to get into his rhythm and the Derby trip will be ideal.”
Chris Symons brought up his treble when â€˜Sound of Natureâ€™ won the C.S. Hayes Memorial Cup for Mornington based trainer Lee Freedman convincingly.
After finally tasting interstate success, Symons is sure to chase riches over the Autumn carnival in Sydney, and Adelaide’s Super Sunday on May the 2nd.
Written by Isaac Chaplin