Ontrack Thoroughbreds Grant Morgan is a fan of the So You Think cross with Redoute’s Choice mares and his breeding nick notched up plenty of successes last week.
Sydney winner Fasika started the run of wins on Wednesday and on the same day Smiling City won at Sandown while Meditate was a winner at Bathurst on Sunday. All are by So You Think out of Redoute’s Choice mares.
To add strength to the theory, Hawkesbury winner Brilliant Mind is by So You Think from a Danehill mare and Danehill is the sire of Redoute’s Choice. Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Botts multiple Group winning stayer Northwest Passage is also by So You Think from a Danehill mare.
“The cross of So You Think and Redoute’s Choice produced a Group One winner for So You Think in Inference (Randwick Guineas) and has also produced another Randwick Guineas winner D’Argento.
“I’m a firm believer in following successful crosses when buying young horses and that was one of the factors that led me to buy a So You Think colt from the young mare Saint Angers at the New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale in January.
“The main factor was that he’s an outstanding individual and I buy primarily on type, but it never hurts when the breeding cross is working out so well,” said Grant Morgan.
“So You Think has done a great job at stud and he has some lovely young horses running around at the moment such as Group One winning filly Nakeeta Jane and those winners from last week.
“Our colt is heading to Hawkes Racing in Sydney and their interstate setup between New South Wales and Victoria will be perfect in allowing them to find the right races for this colt.
“John Hawkes is a Hall of Fame trainer and supported by sons Wayne and Michael, he gets great results with nice young horses,” said Grant Morgan.