So You Think Ends Season on a High
So You Think has just finished his best ever season with 114 winners of over $8million in prizemoney and finished on a high today with eye-catching winner Think 'n' Fly (2c So You Think x Gliding, by Flying Spur) from the powerful Lindsay Park training team.
Sent out favourite for the 1600 metre maiden at Sale against older horses at just his second start, Think ‘n’ Fly was set a task when jumping from an outside gate and forced to travel wide all the way for Damien Oliver.
He found plenty of stamina when the time came and kept galloping hard to the line to win by half a length with nearly four lengths back to the next horse.
The race was marred by a nasty fall back in the field when Chris Caserta, Joe Bowditch, Michael Walker and Thomas Stockdale all fell from their mounts and the meeting was abandoned as they received treatment on the track.
All four jockeys were later cleared of serious injury and all four horses regained their feet and were later caught safely.
A big rangy colt, Think ‘n’ Fly is only going to get better with time and further racing and lacks for nothing in determination.
A $100,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Colm Santry Bloodstock from the Blue Gum Farm draft, Think ‘n’ Fly is a three-quarter brother to promising stayer Home Made, who was third in the Group III BRC Grand Prix this year.
He is the third winner from three foals to race from stakes-winning Flying Spur mare Gliding, a half-sister to five time Group I winner and $4million earner Eremein, who won the Australian Derby among his Group I victories.
Connections will no doubt be hoping Think ‘n’ Fly can also deliver classic success as his three year-old season unfolds.
With a super consistent stream of winners and a new Group I winner this year in Nakeeta Jane, So You Think has settled into becoming a very reliable source of winners over all distances and being Danehill free is the perfect working outcross for so many mares explaining why he covered 225 mares last year, his biggest ever book to date.
By the late great High Chaparral, So You Think stands at Coolmore at a fee of $38,500.