Magic Symphony scores at Sunshine Coast
Oct 25, 2009
The true believers of the Bruce Hill stable were finally rewarded when Magic Symphony won the last event at the Sunshine Coast today.
Magic Symphony, having her seventh start, recorded her second win in the Class 1 (1200m).
The Magic Albert-Morning Symphony (by Western Symphony) filly paid $13.60 on UNiTAB - enormous odds according to Bruce.
"She put the writing on the wall last start when she had drawn wide and was ridden from behind for the first time,” Bruce said.
"She flashed home suggesting she should be backed next time out.
"When she drew wide again today, I told Paul (Hammersley) to ride her back again.
"I informed the owners to have something on her.
"She is a nice three-year-old filly who will win her share of races."
The win was a boost for Magic Symphony's breeder and part-owner Peter Orrico.
"I bought Morning Symphony at a broodmare sale and she has since produced two winners," Orrica said."I bought a Western Symphony mare purely because I was in love with Sunline (Desert Sun-Songline (Western Symphony).
"To get Magic Symphony, I took her Magic Albert because a pedigree analyst called Clive Burrell from Equisleuth suggested the mating and I liked it as it was an outcross to Northern Dancer."
Bruce trained Morning Symphony's other winner Symatina (by Desert Sun) before it was sent to Rockhampton.
"We sold her Bradbury's Luck yearling, (now a two-year-old) for $55,000 at the sales and also sold her Southern Image filly weanling (now a yearling)," Orrica said.
"Morning Symphony is now in foal to Written Tycoon - In truth I'm not sure whether to sell them as a package or keep them at the moment."Orrico was part-owner of Phoenix Express, handled by Bruce, a few seasons back.
Darren Trist, who was also in Phoenix Express, also part-owns Magic Symphony along with Doug Downer, John Felice, Sue Arnold and Brad and Rachel Whitehead."
Today, Magic Symphony finished powerfully down the outside to beat Another Heart and Wannabeawallaby running 1.11.59, the final 600m in 35.74 secs.