Durable Candescence scores again at Mornington

Apr 07, 2019

Jockey Chris Symons says his attitude needs work but Candescence again showed his ability with a strong win at Mornington.

Candescence is a work in progress for trainers Mathew Ellerton and Simon Zahra but the three-year-old continued his development with an exciting success in the Mornington Car & Tyre Services Handicap (1500m).

Candescence has been in work for some time but has maintained his form impressively during his summer and autumn campaign with his Mornington outing being the gelding’s sixth run this time in.

Chris Symons made the short trip to Mornington to ride Candescence and rode an intelligent tactical race, tracking the race favourite before unleashing the son of Canford Cliffs at the top of the short straight.

Candescence accelerated strongly to over-run the leader in the last few bounds, striding to his second victory by three-quarters of a length. Symons said Candescence could continue to improve as he matures.

“He’ll go on with it for sure,” Symons said.

“He’s still got a bit of an attitude problem but I think what won the race for him today was that he jumped well.

“I tracked the favourite and he just took me into the race.

“He had to knuckle down late but he did find the line well.

“He’s going to run further and he might be better when the blinkers are applied as well.”

Candescence earned another $19,250 winner’s cheque for his latest win, taking his stakes tally to more than $60,000 with the promise of plenty more to come.

Congratulations to Candescence’s owners and all involved in getting him to the races again in such terrific order.