Brilliant Return for So You Think’s Fasika
A lightly raced mare with a great record, Fasika (4m So You Think x Jarada, by Redoute’s Choice) indicated she would be in for a successful autumn campaign when resuming from a spell to win the Group III ATC Wenona Girl Quality (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.
Fasika raced on the pace for Brenton Avdulla and fought off all challengers to win by a length.
“This race stood out to me as a good race to kick her off in to get that Group win for her and she gives me the impression she’s in for a good preparation,” said her trainer Joe Pride.
“She’s a really exciting mare and while I’ll let the dust settle for now, I’m thinking the Group I All Aged Stakes might be a good race for her.”
A modest $120,000 Inglis Easter Session II purchase for Tricolours Racing and Syndications from the Middlebrook Valley Lodge draft, Fasika has won four from seven starts earning over $440,000 in prizemoney.
She is a half-sister to stakes-winner Absolut Excelencia and is the fourth winner and last foal from Redoute’s Choice mare Jarada, who died in 2015.
Fasika is the eighth stakes-winner this season for So You Think, who has really hit his straps as a sire and covered 234 mares last spring at a fee of $38,500.