However the media attention created by their surprising decision forced reconsideration after it emerged that all seven members of the syndicate had not been consulted.Amid celebrating his Thousand Guineas victory at Caulfield on Wednesday with Macedon Lady, Symons said he had been under the impression a decision on a Cox Plate start would not be made until at least late this week.Symons hinted at a reversal of Tuesday's announcement when he fielded persistent media inquiries about plans for Bel Esprit with the smiling reply: "It's not over until the fat lady sings."Bel Esprit finished an unlucky second to Helenus in last Saturday's Caulfield Guineas (1 mile), his third successive minor placing in a Group I event.."The horse came through his Caulfield Guineas run in terrific order and I'm confident he'll be ready to run a race in the Cox Plate," Symons said.
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