Ontrack Thoroughbreds’ genuine mare Cymbalism continued her great Queensland form when winning her first Saturday city race at Doomben.
The daughter of Denman took her record to five wins and seven minor placings from 20 starts when scoring a dominant win over 1200 metres.
Ontrack’s Grant Morgan identified the fillies and mares’ race for No Metropolitan Wins as perfect for Cymbalism and his confidence was boosted when rain arrived in South East Queensland in the days leading up to Saturday’s race.
“I thought it was the ideal race for her and my confidence rose when she drew an inside gate and the rain arrived.
“She ran third to Slow Burn and Noire on a slow track at Canterbury early in her career and on Saturday Noire came out and was placed in the Group Two Emancipation Stakes.
“Cymbalism showed good form on synthetic tracks in Victoria and that convinced me she would have little trouble with rain affected ground.”
That judgement proved perfect as Cymbalism settled nicely behind the leader for jockey Ronnie Stewart before forcing her way clear early in the run home and scoring with authority.
“My only slight query was dropping back to 1200 off her 1350 metres win at Doomben but the rain turned into a more testing event and she was very convincing, running the fastest 1200 metres time of the day.
“Her form since heading the Meagher Racing’s base at Eagle Farm is fantastic with three wins from six starts and there’s a strong case to be made that a couple of ordinary rides cost her the chance to better that record.
“We’ve been giving her little breaks at Kilto Park in between runs and that seems to be suiting her so we will race on and try and pick off some further wins with her while she’s in such great form,” said Grant Morgan.
Congratulations to our owners: Mark Walker, Andrew Dean, Beau River Racing (Matt Shaw), Chris Burdon, Dennis and Margaret Frew, Mark Ostermeyer, Russell and Jacqui Pawley, Andrew Tranter, WBC Racing (Nick Wood), Lang Brothers Racing #4 (Stu Lang), Ryan Lawlor, Andrew and Carmela Connor D & R Syndicate (David Ewbank) and Lisa Saxton.