You Think So Flemington bound
Oct 19, 2012
Promising stayer You Think So is Cup Week bound after a barnstorming victory in a 2025m Showcase event at Cranbourne on Friday night.
Fresh after a disappointing run in Sydney in early September, the handsome chestnut was happier back on his home track - showing great heart to win by half a length under the steadier of 61.5kg.
"The pace was genuine," reported jockey Brad Rawiller, "and I was pretty confident all the race through - and he was too good on the line."
A three times winner from just 14 starts, You Think So has always been held in high regard by the stable.
"He is a horse I have a lot of time for," Michael Kent said.
"He is still quite immature but I think he will make a nice stayer at some stage."
The Lavazza - the other staying race on Melbourne Cup Day - is You Think So's spring aim.
"It is a step up in trip," said Kent, "but he is a real stayer."
Raced by Derek Murray, the Miss Judmar Racing Syndicate, John Corr, Peter Fitzgerald, Peter Henley, the Mongrel Syndicate, John O'Brien,the Rosswood Syndicate, John Seward and Ed Woods, You Thnk So is a son of the dual Group One winner Golan who has sired a VRC Derby winner - Kibbutz.
His dam Milly Molly by Montjeu is a full sister to a mare our stable enjoyed good success with - the Werribee Cup winner Montahlia.
In other stable news, exciting three-year-old Phillipi has been scratched from Saturday's Norman Robinson Stakes to be kept for an autumn campaign aimed at the Australian Guineas and the AJC Derby.
"It was a hard decision to make," Kent said, "but we think we are doing the right thing by the horse."
"He is still a backward baby and we think there is still a lot of improvement in him."