G1 Australian Guineas Next for Poland
On a red letter day for So You Think that produced six winners including his star colts Peltzer and Rocketing By, the dual Cox Plate winner also produced a new stakes-winner when Poland (3c So You Think x Sun Song, by Desert Song) won the Group II MRC Autumn Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield.
Resuming from a spell, the lightly raced Mike Moroney trained colt scored a stylish length victory at just his fifth race start.
Poland placed at his first two starts before winning at Flemington on September 23 and was then pitched into the deep end when running unplaced in the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas.
“We have always held him in high regard. I think he's a very good horse,: said Mike Moroney.
“When I saw him parading on Caulfield Guineas Day I knew he shouldn't have been here - he was all over the shop, he’d just come to the end of it by then.
"He's come back, he's evened up, he's a big powerful bloke. He's got a real future."
A $170,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Segenhoe Stud draft for Paul Moroney Bloodstock/Ballymore Stables, Poland has two wins and two placings from five starts and nearly $160,000 in prizemoney.
Poland is a half-brother to Group III winner Supreme Profit and is the best and of six winners and the last foal from stakes-placed Sun Song, a Desert Sun (GB) grand-daughter of champion racehorse and three times Australian Horse of the Year Sunline.
Poland is the 31st stakes-winner for dual Cox Plate hero So You Think.