Do You Think So (So You Think) winning at Benalla

Dashing Grey Debut Winner for So You Think

There aren’t many grey horses by So You Think, but we saw one win on debut at Benalla on Tuesday with a promising victory for Do You Think So (3g So You Think x Greta G, by Exchange Rate) beating the half-brother to boom filly Learning to Fly.

Trained by Robbie Griffiths and Matthew De Kock, Do You Think So is a big strapping three year-old gelding by So You Think that has taken time to mature, but ability is obviously not lacking as he was sent out a well backed favourite for the 1600m maiden.

He hit the line strongly for Jamie Mott to surge clear and win by a length and a half over Royal Pharoah (4g American Pharoah x Ennis Hill by Fastnet Rock).

Jamie Mott was well pleased with the effort of Do You Think So.

“He was really professional, paraded well and went to the gates good,” he said.

“The plan was to travel midfield with cover, but he began great and I saw an opportunity to get outside the leader and once we got there he didn’t really known how to travel on the tempo.

“Coming to the corner he came off the bridle and I thought we were in a little bit of trouble, but to his credit he just didn’t know what I was asking and then he dug in and wanted to fight and ended up winning really well.”

Do You Think So was a modest $120,000 Inglis Easter purchase from Coolmore for MDK International / Vermaak Equine and is the second winner from Greta G (USA) an Argentinian Group I winner by the Danzig stallion Exchange Rate from a family that bristles with Group I winners.

Greta G was on-sold through an Inglis Digital Online Sale last year for just $7,000 to Michael Hickmott Bloodstock and produced a colt by Churchill last spring for her new owners.

While So You Think does not get many greys, he certainly can get a good one with his Group I ATC Rosehill Guineas winner D'Argento the standout.