The Group I ATC Australian Oaks will come up too quickly for Torryburn Stud homebred The Pinnacle (3f So You Think x Spire, by Danehill) but there will be Black Type races in her future judging by her stylish victory at Newcastle on Wednesday.
An eye-catching maiden winner at Warwick Farm on February 8, The Pinnacle had not raced for seven weeks coming into this assignment, but the three year-old filly still proved too strong when powering to the line to win the 1400 metre contest by a long neck.
“She really should be stepping up in trip, but with the wet weather we’ve ended up here, but her class shone through in the end,” said Paul Snowden.
“We’ll look for Black Type races with her now.”
With two wins and two seconds from four starts, The Pinnacle is another exciting prospect for So You Think, who is the leading Australian Second Crop Sire.
A half-sister to Group III winner Under the Eiffel and stakes-winner Tower of Lonhro, The Pinnacle is the sixth winner from stakes-placed Danehill mare Spire, who was a winner up to 2400 metres.