SA guns for Guineas re­match

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TONY McEvoy will try to map the per­fect path to the $2m Caulfield Guineas with boom colt Royal Sym­phony after he pulled up per­fectly fol­low­ing his stun­ning win at Flem­ing­ton on Satur­day.

Royal Sym­phony firmed form $5 into a dom­i­nant $3.10 favourite with UBET for the Guineas on Oc­to­ber 16, McEvoy now weigh­ing-up which route he will take to the race.

McEvoy had orig­i­nally planned to head to­wards the $200,000 Group 2 Stutt Stakes (1600m) at Moonee Val­ley on Oc­to­ber 29, while the $175,000 Group 3 Guineas Pre­lude (1400m) at Caulfield two days later could be his next start.

Fel­low Ade­laide trainer Phillip Stokes is also plan­ning the path to the Guineas with Eclair Sun­shine who was brave in de­feat be­hind Royal Sym­phony at his Mel­bourne de­but.

“It took a su­per­star to beat him,’’ Stokes said.

Stokes said there was enor­mous up­side to Eclair Sun­shine who looked the win­ner when he broke clear be­fore be­ing run down on the line.

“He’s a re­ally ex­cit­ing horse,’’ Stokes said.

“It was the first time he’s trav­elled, he still did things wrong so there is a lot of up­side go­ing for­ward. I’m very happy with how he’s pulled-up.’’

Stokes said he was con­fi­dent the horse would thrive around a turn at Caulfield.

“We’ll look to­wards ei­ther the Pre­lude in a fort­night or we might go three weeks into the Po­sei­don Stakes (1400m).

“We’ll still um­ming and ah­hing about the Guineas but it is a $2m race and you don’t get them ev­ery day.’’

FAV: Royal Sym­phony stars.

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