Baker Sprint No2 for Symposium
SYMPOSIUM has claimed back-to-back Daniel Baker Memorial Sprint titles with a thrilling one and three quarter length win over Dinky Mink at Coffs Harbour Racing Club.
The Trevor Hardy trained six year-old ran a tight line before exploding down the final straight to claim the historic victory.
Hardy was delighted with the win.
"I'm over the moon it was an enjoyable race to watch and great to get the win," Hardy said.
"Danny (Nikolic) ran a little bit closer line than I expected but it came off for him.
"The Daniel Baker Sprint is one of feature races of the day so it is always special to wins the big ones like this."
It was jockey Danny Nikolic's second win of the day and fifth overall from the two day Coffs Harbour Gold Cup Carnival.
However the Group One winning jockey believed it could have ended very differently as he sensed something was up before the start of the race.
"I noticed he (Symposium) was a bit sore in the mounting yard but luckily he warmed up before the gate.
"I felt we had a positive start and if I rode an aggressive race we would be able to do the job.
"It is a great win for Trevor (Hardy), he did a good job of preparing the horse for the race and it was a great ride."