Another Exciting 2YO for So You Think
Just a week after So You Think’s promising juvenile Peltzer was spelled with spring goals in mind after posting three wins in a row, his sire has come up with another exciting prospect in So You Can (2g So You Think x Grojsman, by Al Maher).
Trained by Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas, So You Can was narrowly beaten on debut earlier this month when luckless throughout, but was quick to make amends.
He travelled on the pace for Jason Holder and powered clear to win the 1250m juvenile contest by three lengths as a hot favourite.
A modest $40,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Hancox Bloodstock from the Stockwell Thoroughbreds draft, So You Can was bred by Emirates Park.
He is the first winner for Grojsman, an unraced half-sister by Al Maher to Group II winner Benzini from the family of Group I winner Hot Snitzel.
Further back it’s a European family of the highest order featuring Group I superstars such as Park Appeal, Cape Cross, Diktat, Shadayid and Russian Rhythm.
Given the depth of his pedigree, it’s not hard to see So You Can going a very long way next season in the capable hands of Macdonald and Gluyas.
So You Think also featured at Caulfield where progressive gelding Right You Are (3g So You Think x Leica Ding, by Redding) notched a winning hat-trick after scoring a tenacious short head victory over Librate (3f So You Think x Espurante, by Flying Spur).
Trained by Mick Price and Mick Kent Jr, Right You Are had won previously at Sandown Hillside and Werribee before stepping up to this open three year-old event over 1600m.
“He’s got a bit to learn but I think we’re just taking him through the grades to capitalise on these $100,000 races - make a horse out of him,” Price said.
“I’m not sure what happens given that the spring is back a bit now, whether he’ll be an early four-year-old, but we’re going to play around with him.
“He settles beautifully for 2000 metres and I think that’s when you’ll see the best part of him.”
Retained to race by his breeders, Right You Are is the second winner from Group III Geelong Cup winner Leica Ding.
So You Think is enjoying his best ever season with over 100 winners including nine stakes-winners with progeny earnings topping $9.1 million.