Banana Queen (So You Think) winning at Rosehill

Promising So You Think Mare Back on Track

Talented mare Banana Queen (4m So You Think x Tropicana Lady, by Fastnet Rock) made a big impression when breaking her maiden in November 2021.

Trained by Gerald Ryan and Sterling Alexiou, Banana Queen won first up at Newcastle last month and then showed her class today winning the Benchmark 72 event over 1400m at Warwick Farm with a well-timed run to take her overall record to three wins and two placings from eight starts with over $80,000 in prizemoney.

A homebred for Arcella Thoroughbreds, Banana Queen is a three-quarter sister to Group III placed Vanuatu and is the sixth winner from six foals to race from unraced Fastnet Rock mare Tropicana Lady, a full sister to Group I winner Irish Lights, the dam of Group II winner Omei Sword and stakes-winner Lipizzaner.

Given her pedigree, Banana Queen will be a valuable broodmare going forward if she gains some Black Type along the way.