So You Think Conformation

Oaks Potential for So You Think Filly

Realm of Flowers (3f So You Think x Astral Flower, by Kalanisi) was a Breednet ‘One to Watch’ when breaking her maiden back in January and looked good when resuming to win at Geelong on Tuesday.

Trained by Anthony Freedman, Realm of Flowers settled last in the field of nine and charged home between runners to win the 1521m Benchmark 64 event running away by the best part of a length.

A $180,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Arrowfield draft for renowned bloodstock agent James Bester, who has a share in the ownership, Realm of Flowers runs for a syndicate that also includes Kia Ora and Robert McClure, who raced multiple Group I winning filly Yosei, who carried the same colours as this filly.

With two wins and a second from three starts, Realm of Flowers is a filly of considerable promise although her classic season may be about to unravel thanks to Coronavirus, but there is always next year.

She the third winner from three to race from Astral Flower (GB), a half-sister by Kalanisi to Group I winner and sire Redwood, who is by So You Think’s sire High Chaparral.

Astral Flower is a grand-daughter of French Oaks winner Jolypha, a full sister to Champion 3YO and European Horse of the Year Dancing Brave, so this is a pedigree steeped in world class classic stamina.

Astral Flower was covered last season by Galileo’s Champion son Churchill.