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Symbolize Adds To Starspangledbanner’s Impressive Strike Rate

Starspangledbanner’s latest crop of juveniles maintained their excellent strike rate when the Andrew Balding-trained newcomer Symbolize (2c Starspangledbanner - French Flirt, by Peintre Celebre) scored at Salisbury on Thursday.

Racing over five furlongs on ground described as good to firm, the chesnut colt tracked the leaders for much of the way and led entering the final furlong. Running on well under David Probert, he won by a length and three quarters.

The Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum-owned winner was bought by his trainer for 52,000gns at Tattersalls as a yearling. Bred by DC Investments Ltd., Symbolize is the first foal out of his dam, a half-sister to Group 1 Fillies’ Mile runner-up Treat.