Lightly tried filly Cymbalism lived up to her early promise with an emphatic maiden win on the opening day of the annual Scone carnival.
Cymbalism had been third and fourth in her only raceway outings for trainer Chris Waller and, in spite of some strong opposition at Scone, the good-looking daughter of Denman was well supported on the strength of that form.
Chris Waller said Cymbalism showed the benefit of her earlier racing at Scone.
“She arrived on course in good order and was settled and relaxed pre-race. She jumped well and pressed on from her good draw to go to the front early, before being crossed and eventually settling 2nd, one off the rail. She relaxed well in this position all the way to the turn and came off the leaders back in the straight. She hit the front at the 200m mark, edging away to win by 3/4 of a length.
“Hugh was very pleased, reporting that she didn't quite know how to quicken away from her rivals but got the job done and will benefit a lot from the victory. She has pulled up and was well rewarded yesterday, after two previously encouraging runs and then to get a city win on the board yesterday was very good at only her third start. I feel she still has a bit of strengthening to do so we will have a good look at her over the next few days and see how she comes through the run,” said Chris Waller.
A $130,000 purchase by Ontrack Thoroughbreds from the 2015 Magic Millions Sale, Cymbalism is from a family which produced plenty of good winners for the Ingham family’s Woodland operation.
“Cymbalism is related to the good sprinters Yell and Anthems and she has always had her share of speed but has required time to strengthen and Chris has allowed her the time to build up and mature. She is not a filly who carries a lot of condition, so it won’t be a surprise to see her go out and have a nice spell and develop even further,” said Ontrack CEO Grant Morgan.
“She is a Magic Millions filly so it makes sense to give her time and possibly consider the races available to Magic Millions graduates next season.
“The Scone win continues the good form shown by Ontrack fillies in recent weeks with Savanna Amour taking the Group 3 Gold Coast Guineas and Test The World coming back from a spell to score at Gosford on Anzac Day.
“They are all nice horses in great stables so there’s plenty to look forward to with this trio,” said Grant Morgan.
Congratulations the winning connections of Cymbalism: Ontrack Thoroughbreds Cymbal Syndicate, Bobbin Along Syndicate, Beau River Racing, Andrew Connor, Alec Connor, Farrell Syndicate, Chris Burdon, C Connor, Dennis and Margaret Frew, Mark Ostermeyer, Russell and Jacqui Pawley, Andrew Tranter, WBC Racing, Lang Brothers Racing.