So You Think X Danalicious yearling colt conformation shot

$460,000 So You Think Colt Headed to WA

So You Think had one of the top selling lots at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale on Monday with a quality colt from Danalicious secured by Belmont Bloodstock for $460,000 on behalf of West Australian owner breeder Bob Peters.

The colt was bred and consigned by successful boutique Victorian nursery Morning Rise Stud, who also bred his dam Danalicious, a placed daughter of champion sire Zabeel.

The colt is a half-brother to Group I VRC Oaks runner-up Douceur and is also a three-quarter brother-in-blood to stakes-winning stayer Northwest Passage, a winner of nearly $400,000 with a highlight victory in the Listed Moonee Valley Night Cup.

It’s a prolific Black Type family featuring Group I winner Summer Passage and Group winners Shania Dane, Head of State and Man From Uncle.

“This So You Think colt, we knew he was a very nice colt, he’s a beautiful walker, he’s looks a whole lot like his father and it’s a very good family with a long history. And yes I was surprised with the $460,000, pleasantly surprised, I’m very happy,” said Robert McClure of Morning Rise.

Danalicious was one of 211 mares covered last year by So You Think, who has covered 200 plus books for the past five seasons and is currently running third on the Australian General Sires List.