G1 Winner in the Making - Think About It
Exciting prospect Think About It (4g So You Think x Tiare, by Flying Spur) made a winning debut in a Kembla maiden in July last year and has been on a steady upward spiral ever since with victory in the $200,000 Group III ATC Liverpool City Cup (1300m) at Randwick on Saturday stamping him as a Group I star of the future.
Trained by Joe Pride and ridden by Sam Clipperton, Think About It posted his fourth consecutive win when leading throughout and cruising clear to win by a length and a half in a dominant display.
"That was pretty breathtaking. Just for a young horse still learning his trade, don't get it wrong he's four years old, but he's a baby,” said Joe Pride.
“What we are going to see from him in 12 months, six months maybe? Really special.
"Horses just don't do what he's done in the last four starts, so I think we'll probably aim at the Stradbroke with him.
“Never make a decision on a race track, we'll get him home and have a look at him. But what I saw today, if that isn't a Group 1 horse in the making I haven't seen one."
Sam Clipperton has ridden Think About It in each of his four wins this preparation.
“When he won that midweek race at Warwick Farm, I knew we had a pretty special horse and he's just raised the bar. He doesn't exceed expectations, but he does what good horses do, and that's win,” Clipperton said.
"He's just added another string to his bow today in his versatility in leading a race. I had no plans to go out there and lead, but he just jumped and found himself in a lovely rhythm. I thought I've got a light weight, rock-hard fit horse and we'll find out how good he is today… and he's pretty bloody good."
A $70,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Proven Thoroughbreds / Joe Pride Racing from the Newgate Farm draft, Think About It was bred by Lightning Thoroughbreds and foaled and raised at Newgate.
He has the imposing record of six wins and a third from seven starts with prizemoney just shy of $340,000 and is a half-brother to metro winner Private Cheetah from Tiare, a winning half-sister by Flying Spur to Group II winning sprinter Keen Array.
His grand-dam is by Zabeel and the family features two Group I winners in Hong Kong in The Duke and Sky Field, so there is plenty of quality on the page and So You Think has produced Group I winners from daughters of both Flying Spur and Zabeel.
Tiare was sold through the Newgate Consignment at the 2021 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale for $150,000 to Tasmania based Grenville Stud and she produced a Pierro colt for them that will be offered at Inglis Premier as Lot 198.
Tiare produced a colt by Wootton Bassett last spring.
Think About It is the 49th stakes-winner for So You Think, who had a stakes double on Saturday with Right You Are winning the Listed MRC Victoria Gold Cup at Sandown.