20th Stakes-Winner for So You Think
This time last year Thinkin’ Big was one of the most promising staying three year-olds in Sydney and 12 months on his three-quarter brother by So You Think looks like picking up where he left off.
Trained by Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott, as was his older sibling before he was sold to Hong Kong, exciting gelding Just Thinkin’ resumed from a spell to win at Warwick Farm last month and kept the ball rolling with a bold front running win in the Listed Dulcify Quality.
He led all the way for Tim Clark after jumping from a wide gate and was strong to the line to win the 1500 metre contest by a long neck taking his overall record to two wins from just four starts with earnings in excess of $136,000.
Entered for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas, longer races are on the agenda for Just Thinkin’, who is a three-quarter brother to Group III ATC Gloaming Stakes winner Thinkin’ Big and also Group III winner Stampede.
Co-trainer Adrian Bott was delighted with the effort of Just think’ and said while the track appeared to be suiting on pace horses on Saturday, there was serious merit in his performance.
"That always helps but don't take anything away from the win, it's a strong performance," Bott said.
"He responded well under pressure and while the conditions help, he's done it all himself.
"He's a tough horse and he'll continue to improve going up further in trip.
"He'll go to the Gloaming, head towards the Spring Champ and then potentially down for the (Victoria) Derby."
Retained to race by his breeder Peter Dunn of Dodmark Thoroughbreds, Just Thinkin’ is the third stakes-winner from three foals to race from Group I placed Tale of the Cat mare Nothin’ Leica Cat.
Nothin’ Leica Cat has a yearling colt by American Pharoah and is back in foal to the Triple Crown winner, who has been making news this week with an $8.2 million sale-topper at Keeneland September.
Just Think’ is the 20th stakes-winner for High Chaparral’s champion son So You Think, who stands at a fee of $38,500 this spring.