Pedigree update: So You Think has sired his 11th individual Group 1 winner – class mare Palaisipan, winner of the G1 Tatt’s Tiara. Out of a Fastnet Rock mare, she is bred on the exact same cross as this filly.
This filly is perfect in every sense of the word and there is no guessing why she was the second highest-priced filly at the sale.
Offered as Lot 556 at Inglis Classic, she was purchased for $350,000 from JJJ Thoroughbreds.
By Leading sire So You Think, she is from the stakes placed Fastnet Rock mare Light Express. Her dam won five races between 1000 and 1400 metres, including three in succession and was second in the Listed VRC Kensington Stakes over 1000 metres down the straight at Flemington.
Her dam has produced three foals to race for three winners, making her a half-sister to sprint winners Declared, Socialights and Sykedupgal.
World Champion So You Think is arguably one of Australasia’s most consistent sires. His winners/runners strikerate sits at 68% and he is the sire of 49 individual stakes winners, including top Group 1 winners Think It Over, Quick Thinker, La Diosa, Nimalee, Sopressa, Nakeeta Jane, Palaisipan etc.
So You Think’s very latest Group 1 winner, 1400m Tatts Tiara winning mare Palaisipan (24/6/2023) is out of a Fastnet Rock mare called Touch Of Red. Palaisipan herself was recently purchased just prior to the Tatts Tiara by global breeding giant Katsumi Yoshida, and she will head to stud in Japan. The $420,000 first place prize from Saturday would have made some return on the undoubtedly very healthy dollars Mr Yoshida paid for her.
So You Think currently, once again, sits in second spot on Australia’s General Sires’ Premiership ahead of Savabeel, Snitzel, Zoustar and Written Tycoon.
This filly’s damsire Fastnet Rock has proven himself as an excellent source of speed. His daughters have produced Group 1-winning sprinters Santa Ana Lane, Zougotcha, Gytrash, Tivaci etc.
When selecting yearlings, I look for individuals with the physical attributes and pedigree it takes to race at the top echelon.
We’ve enjoyed plenty of success over the years and it’s extremely rewarding to see the progeny of former DGR-purchased or managed fillies reappear with yearlings selling at Australasia’s most prestigious sale, Inglis Easter.
Of the 457 lots catalogued, DGR and Think Big Stud raced four of the dams with various partners. These mares include Group 1-winning Champion 3yos First Seal and Faint Perfume, plus Group winners Miss Gunpowder and Yattarna.
Ownership opportunities are available to race this filly with a winning ownership group that includes Think Big Stud. With John O’Shea at the helm of her training regime, the sky is the limit.
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