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Inexperienced filly Indomitable Symbol was somewhat of a problem at her first three starts in which she broke in the score-up at her debut run and then ruined her chances by hanging in at her next two appearances.
But she was on her best behaviour when star reinsman Ryan Warwick guided her to an effortless victory in the $25,000 Westsired Pace for two-year-old fillies at Gloucester Park on Friday night.
“She has been a work in progress and has been a bit erratic,” said Warwick. “But she was good tonight when she had a stroll in the park. I didn’t intend to go that slowly.”
Indomitable Symbol completed a double for Warwick and leading trainers Greg and Skye Bond, who combined to win earlier in the night with classy three-year-old filly In The Spotlight.
The double took the Bond team’s tally of winners for the season to 102 after they had notched their century at Pinjarra four days earlier.
Indomitable Symbol, the $1.20 favourite, was having her first start for eleven weeks. She began smoothly from barrier two and dashed straight to the front before dawdling through the lead time in an extremely slow time of 41.6sec. which was followed by slow quarters of 34.1sec. and 31.7sec. before the filly dashed over the final 400m sections in 29.9sec. and 28.6sec. to beat $13 chance Sugar Boo by 4m, rating 2.5.3.
Indomitable Symbol has raced four times for a win, two seconds and a fifth placing for stakes of $20,153. She is by Follow The Stars and is the second foal out of the Saab mare Indomitable, who had 81 starts for 13 wins, 18 placings and $133,759 in prizemoney. Her most notable success was in the group 3 Golden Girls Mile at Pinjarra in April 2015.