Harry Coffey gave Aurora’s Symphony a ride to lead home in mainland featuring a second in Launceston Cup.
Trained at Warrnambool by Symon Wilde, Aurora’s Symphony had a final starter win in Colac Cup (2000m) on February 11th.
Enjoying running the race in fourth place, Coffey was able to get over the hurdles over the 600m mark and guide Aurora’s Symphony ($7) to a half-length win from Ho’s favorite win. The $2.90 Ho Khan with The Risk Factor ($4.40) is far a third the length.
Coffey told Tasracing: “In a race that stayed at 54 kg, it was a great position to be in the first four.
“We had a really nice run, didn’t put much effort behind the leaders.
“Jarrod Fry made the right move on the touchline to put some pressure and it broke the court and I was able to move in my line.
“It was a pretty easy win. He ran full. He’s flying at the moment, and bringing him down here is a great idea.”
Coffey said he has ridden with some luck in Tasmania over the years, however COVID restrictions prevented him from riding on Apple Isle recently.
Coffey said: “I’ve had a bit of luck keeping up with the races so it’s always a good thing to add another Trophy to the hearth and I wish the Wilde team good luck.
“I drove here a few times, but I couldn’t get down here recently because of COVID, but we came back and stole all your money.”
Coffey said Aurora’s Symphony is now likely to be targeted at the Warrnambool Festival in May.
“This horse is locally owned, so it can be said that it will get hurt because Warrnambool Cup‘ said Coffey.
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