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Datable (AUS) 2011
14 September 2019
AFS no:
Caulfield 3162 VIC, Australia

Trained by:

Trainer: Mick Price & Michael Kent Jnr
Location: Caulfield 3162 VIC View map »

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10% @ $17,080.00- MONTHLY FEES $380.00.

5%@ $8,540.00-MONTHLY FEES $190.00.

2.50% @ $4,270.00-MONTHLY FEES $95.00.

2%@ $3,416.00-MONTHLY FEES $76.00.

1.25% @$2,135.00-MONTHLY FEES $47.50


PEDIGREE PAGE. https://catalogue.magicmillions.com.au/lot/21GPR/212


MICK PRICE VIDEO/INTERVIEW (featuring BRAD BISHOP/MICK PRICE)-click to view https://youtu.be/u9LaEKJw9RM



So You Think was unearthed in New Zealand by Bart Cummings and Duncan Ramage (racing and breeding manager for Bart’s long-time friend and patron Dato Tan Chin Nam) and bought at the 2008 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Yearling Sale at Karaka for NZ$110,000, consigned in the Windsor Park Stud draft. His pedigree conformed closely to the Cummings blue-print. His first three dams had all been stakes-performed multiple winners and boasted solid breeding records. His dam Triassic (NZ), a daughter of the imported Nijinsky stallion Tights, had scored twice in stakes company. By the time the young So You Think headed to Karaka, she had already bred winners by Tale Of The Cat, Last Tycoon (Ire), Carnegie (Ire) and Galileo (Ire).

In retrospect and even without considering his subsequent achievements, NZ$110,000 seems remarkably inexpensive for a well-bred yearling of So You Think’s quality. While the Cummings blue-print allows a fair bit of leeway as regards conformational faults, with So You Think it didn’t need to. A truly beautiful and extraordinary well-balanced horse, he would score highly in any show-ring; but, then again, by the time he went through the sale ring, even New Zealand had succumbed to the modern fashion of putting a premium on seemingly precocious sprinter/milers. So You Think was never going to be a Golden Slipper contender. Even so, though, he was still forward enough to make a winning debut as a 2-year-old, scoring over 1400m at Rosehill late in the autumn of 2009. The beautiful seed was clearly starting to germinate. The following spring it burst into flower, and then continued to bloom for three glorious years.

The story of So You Think’s racing career can be summed up in four short words: he was a champion. On only his fifth start he defeated the best older horses in Australasia at weight-for-age, taking the G1 Cox Plate over 2040m at Moonee Valley. He probably would then have beaten a field of top-class older milers under handicap conditions two weeks later had he been ridden with more restraint; as it was, he set a strong pace in the G1 Emirates S. at Flemington before weakening in the closing stages and finishing second to All American (Aus) (Red Ransom).

When So You Think resumed as a spring 4-year-old, he was majestic. He landed a sparkling Group 1 four-timer in the Underwood S., the Yalumba Caulfield S, his second Cox Plate, and the Mackinnon S. In true Cummings style, So You Think backed up three days later in the Melbourne Cup. Punters kept the faith and sent So You Think off the 2-1 favourite, but reality kicked in as weight and distance made this a bridge too far. Even so, So You Think went down fighting, finishing an honourable third of the 23 runners behind the French visitor Americain (Dynaformer).

After Flemington, So You Think, his trainer and all Australian racing fans had history in their sights: a third Cox Plate in 11 months’ time. Only Kingston Town (Aus) (Bletchingly {Aus}), trained by Cummings’s former arch-rival Tommy Smith, had ever landed this mighty hat-trick. It seemed that all So You Think had to do was to stay sound for another 11 months.

It transpired, however, that there was another proviso: So You Think also had to stay in Australia for another 11 months.

Staying sound was the easy part; staying put was the problem. With Cummings laid up in hospital, a deal was done with Coolmore which saw So You Think heading to Ireland to join Aidan O’Brien’s team at Ballydoyle. Cummings was furious, not least because the deal had been done while he was indisposed, but his anger and sadness could not turn back the tide. One would like to hope that Cummings eventually took some consolation from the glory which his protege garnered in Europe, where he doubled his Group 1 tally. In 2011 (aged five by Northern Hemisphere reckoning) his wins included the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh, the G1 Eclipse S. at Sandown and the G1 Irish Champion S. at Leopardstown. It is fair to say that he would have won that third Cox Plate with his head in his chest. No doubt he would have won the great race for a fourth time in 2012 had his connections chosen. He was only given two starts in Europe that year, but he won them both: the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh and the G1 Prince of Wales’s S. at Royal Ascot. After 23 starts and 14 wins (13 of them in group races, 10 in Group 1s) he was in the form of his life. However, there would be no repeats of his Eclipse or Irish Champion S. wins, no further challenge for the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (in which he had finished fourth the previous year). The breeding shed at Coolmore’s Australian division beckoned. We often hear the phrase that a horse ‘has nothing left to prove’ and we are generally being lied to; in the case of So You Think, however, such words would have been nothing but the truth.

The addition to the Australian stallion ranks of So You Think has proved to have been very timely. He began covering mares in the Hunter Valley in September 2012. Just over two years later, his sire High Chaparral died unexpectedly, aged just 15. His death left a big hole in the ranks of European Classic stallions, and an even bigger hole Down Under. It is worth remembering that, while High Chaparral (although extremely successful) was eclipsed in Europe by his paternal half-brother Galileo, it was the other way round in Australasia. When the two Derby winners began shuttling (Galileo to Coolmore in Australia, High Chaparral initially to Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand until his excellent results prompted Coolmore to bring his shuttling duties ‘in-house’) it was High Chaparral who achieved significantly the better results.

The results from So You Think’s four seasons at Coolmore in Ireland (2013 to ’16 inclusive, meaning that his eldest offspring have just turned four) have so far been relatively unspectacular, but Down Under he has excelled. He seems currently to be shaping up as Australasia’s most promising young source of high-class middle-distance gallopers. He seems to be his father’s heir. (It should be added that there are still some younger High Chaparral stallions as yet unproven, most obviously the Arrowfield-based Dundeel (NZ), himself a seven-time Group 1 winner).

From the outset, So You Think has been throwing a startlingly high proportion of good horses. The 114 members of his first Australian crop are still only 4-year-olds so we can expect their collective statistics to improve further, but already more than 10% of them are stakes performers. Of the 89 who have run, 58 (i.e. 65%) have won, accumulating a total of 110 victories. Of the 12 stakes performers in that crop, two were Group 1 Classic-winning 3-year-olds: G1 Randwick Guineas winner Inference (Aus) and G1 NZ 1,000 Guineas heroine La Diosa (NZ). The crop also included the top-class NZ-based Group 2-winning juvenile Gold Rush (NZ), emphasising the versatility of a stallion whose first crop has registered stakes victories at distances from 1200m to the 2500m at which Hobart Guineas and Tasmanian Derby winner Northwest Passage (Aus) won last season’s Night Cup at Moonee Valley.

Prior to taking last season’s Randwick Guineas, Inference had finished third in the spring in the G1 VRC Derby. Subsequently he finished second in the G1 Rosehill Guineas with another son of So You Think, So Si Bon (Aus), a short head away in third. This season So You Think’s second crop of 3-year-olds has thrown up his third Group 1 Classic winner: D’Argento (Aus), winner last Saturday of the G1 Rosehill Guineas in a manner which has seen him promoted to favouritism for the G1 Australian Derby at Randwick on Apr. 7. That Rosehill Guineas triumph made it a black-type double on Rosehill’s Golden Slipper card for So You Think following the win earlier in the afternoon of The Pinnacle (Aus) in the G3 Epona S. The previous day the So You Think 3-year-old Think Bleue (Aus) had taken the G3 Alexandra S in Melbourne. As time progressed we now know that So You Think has developed into an outstanding stallion in Australian conditions. He has now sired 6 GROUP 1 Winners and many good pundits believe that So You Thinks best is still yet to come!

One can imagine that Bart Cummings is looking down and smiling!

The fillies pedigree is one of those pedigrees that everyone dreams of buying into and comes from a family that represents the crème de la crème of the Australian stud book today. It is literally filled with GROUP 1 Winning Sprinters that compliment so well SO YOU THINKS well known ability for throwing a classic type and includes such horses as: SNIPPETS- Champion 3YO Sprinter in Australia winning the GROUP 1 AJC Sires Produce Stakes, Galaxy Hcp and Oakleigh Plate, FORENSICS-Winner GROUP 1 STC Golden Slipper Stakes, ERTIJAAL-Winner GROUP 1 Kenilworth Cape Derby, SENSE OF OCCASION-Winner GROUP 1 BRC Doomben Cup, REWAAYA-Winner GROUP 1 MRC Rupert Clarke Stakes, KINGS LEGACY-Winner GROUP 1 ATC Sires Produce Stakes and GROUP 1 Champagne Stakes AND OOHOOD-Winner GROUP 1 Flight Stakes. The families success doesn’t end there either as evidenced by GROUP 2 Winners DERRYN- Winner ATC Arrowfield 3YO Sprint Stakes, MUSHREQ-Winner Meydan Al Fahidi Fort Stakes, QUICK SCORE-Winner AJC Apollo Stakes, and stakes performed horses such as COLOUR, REGROWTH, TRUE BLONDE, MOQLA, NISTAAN, SHARNEE ROSE, ASAWIR, LADY JIVAGO, ZIZOU, NATURAL IS MY NAME, COHESION, COME HITHER, FUN IN FLIGHT, HANKY PANKY and NOT A SINGLE DOUBT. This is an outstanding pedigree that holds great residual for breeding when her racing career ends, where we as a Syndicate can move her into her next stages of her career with us all benefiting from her progeny both on the race track AND via selling at the sales in the years to come! This is a filly that Mick feels is a middle distance type that will no doubt benefit from the sprinting qualities of her dams pedigree, so understandably, we are very excited to have purchased a filly that ticks ALL of the boxes on type, conformation and pedigree and is a filly that I can’t help but encourage participation in!

*As an added bonus and very important, is that this filly is a 20/20 match on the breeding search engine Goldmine and her pedigree matches extremely close to GROUP 1 Winners NAKETTA JANE, YOURDEEL, ACE HIGH, QUICK THINKER, FENWAY, TIVACI, INFERENCE and D’ARGENTO so we know the cross works at the elite GROUP 1 level!

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Bay filly       Foaled 14th September 2019 

SO YOU THINK (NZ) High Chaparral (Ire)Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
TriassicTights (USA)Nijinsky
Astral RowLong Row (GB)
All AmericanRed Ransom (USA)Roberto
Milva (USA)Strawberry Road
First DateFlying SpurDanehill (USA)
Singles BarRory's Jester

SO YOU THINK (NZ) (Bay or Brown 2006-Stud 2012). 14 wins-1 at 2, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1-twice. Sire of 576 rnrs, 380 wnrs, 31 SW, inc. La Bella Diosa (New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), Quick Thinker, Nakeeta Jane, Sopressa, D'Argento, Inference, Peltzer, Miss Siska, Poland, Gold Rush, So Si Bon, Fasika, Realm of Flowers, Thought of That, Think it Over, Coachwhip, Heavenly Thought, Higher Ground, Think Bleue, The Pinnacle, etc.


1st dam

DATABLE, by All American. Winner at 2 in Aust. This is her second live foal. Her first foal is a 2YO.


2nd dam

FIRST DATE, by Flying Spur. Unraced. Three-quarter-sister to Sharp Aunty, half-sister to NOT A SINGLE DOUBT, Hanky Panky (dam of MASTER ASH - MASTER RYKER (SING.), COME HITHER, FUN IN FLIGHT), Natural is My Name (dam of ZIZOU),  Bella Sunday (dam of OOHOOD). Dam of 10 named foals, 8 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

 Cape Canaveral. 4 wins at 1200m, 1400m, A$10,500, HK$3,061,500 in Aust. and HK, HKJC Europe H., Yik Yam H., Island H., 2d HKJC Aberdeen H., 3d HKJC Los Angeles H., Japan Racing Association Trophy, Willow H.


3rd dam

Singles Bar, by Rory's Jester. 2 wins at 2, VATC Cleanaway 2YO H., 3d SAJC Walter Brown S.H., L. Half-sister to SNIPPETS, QUICK SCORE, ASAWIR (dam of GHAREEB), TRUE BLONDE (dam of REGROWTH). Dam of 13 foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (c Redoute's Choice) 4 wins-3 at 2-to 1200m, A$392,000, AJC Canonbury S., L, MRC Zeditave S., L, STC Cabe-Vision Made Real 2YO H., Wyong RC Strawberry Hill Slipper, 2d MRC Schweppervescence Cup, Gr.3, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic S., RL, 4th STC Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2. Sire.

Hanky Panky (f Anabaa) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, 2d STC Magic Night S., Gr.2, De Bortoli Gulf Station H., 3d AJC Honda Accord P.H. Dam of 7 winners-

MASTER ASH - MASTER RYKER (Sing.) (g Sebring) 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1250m, 1300m, A$152,510, S$16,538, ATC Up & Coming H., Gr.3, TAB 2YO H., 2d ATC Australian Turf Club 2YO H., Singapore TC Class 3 H.

COME HITHER (f Redoute's Choice) 2 wins at 2, A$142,000, VRC Talindert S., L, MRC Debutant S., L, 3d AJC Gimcrack S., L, MRC Quezette S., L. Dam of 5 winners-

COHESION (g Lonhro) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1100m, A$137,725, to 2019-20, MRC Blue Diamond Preview (c&g), L, 4th ATC Breeders' P., L.

FUN IN FLIGHT (f Fusaichi Pegasus) 2 wins at 2, A$116,450, VRC Australian Cup Carnival S., L, 2d MRC Starlet 2YO P., MVRC Wilfred Johnston 2YO P., Mornmoot Stud 2YO P., 3d MRC Twilight Glow S., L, 4th VRC Red Roses S., L. Producer.

Natural is My Name (f Naturalism) 5 wins-1 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, A$158,773, MVRC William Inglis & Son H., BTC Anthony's Fine Jewellery H., STC Castle Hill Mitsubishi Series H., Hastings H., QTC Gordon Adnam Welter H., 2d AJC Nivison H., L, STC Aspirant 2YO H., 3d VRC Moomba P., L, AJC James HB Carr S., L, 4th VRC Chivas Regal S., Gr.3. Dam of 8 winners-

ZIZOU (c Fusaichi Pegasus) Champion 2YO in Aust/NZ in 2006-07. Winner at 2, A$969,525, VRC Maribyrnong Trial S., L, 2d STC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, MRC Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, STC Todman Slipper Trial S., Gr.2, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (c&g), Gr.3, Harrolds Fashion P. Sire.

 Bella Sunday. 2 wins at 1100m, 1400m, STC Tile Mega Mart H., Save Medicare P., 3d AJC Christie's Pty Ltd H., MVRC Programmed Maintenance Services 2YO H. Dam of 9 winners-

OOHOOD (f I Am Invincible) Winner at 1600m, A$1,522,500, ATC Flight S., Gr.1, 2d ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, MRC Blue Diamond Prelude (f), Gr.2, Merson Cooper S., L, 3d MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, Blue Diamond S., Gr.1, Blue Diamond Preview (f), Gr.3, 4th ATC Tea Rose S., Gr.2, NSW Tatt's RC Furious S., Gr.2.

Breakfast in Bed (f Hussonet) 7 wins to 1400m, A$301,100, ATC TAB Rewards H., Australian Turf Club H., Bowermans Office Furniture H., GCTC Eric Cowell Memorial H., 2d BRC Nudgee H., L, Just Now H., L, ATC Become an ATC Sponsor H., 3d Ipswich TC Gai Waterhouse Classic, L. Dam of 2 winners-

KING'S LEGACY (c Redoute's Choice) 3 wins at 2, A$991,100, in 2019-20, ATC Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, Champagne S., Gr.1, BRC BJ McLachlan S., Gr.3, 3d ATC Golden Rose S., Gr.1, TAB Long May We Play 2YO P.

 Flying Single. Raced once. Dam of 5 winners-

 Hussterics. 2 wins at 1000m, 1100m in Aust. Dam of 4 winners-

LADY JIVAGO (f Beneteau) 4 wins-2 at 2-to 1200m, A$292,540, ATC Inglis 2YO Classic, RL, 1st Pierro Yearlings 2016 H., 3d ATC TAB Rewards H., Tab.com.au H., 4th ATC PJ Bell S., Gr.3.