Ontrack Thoroughbreds boss Grant Morgan’s faith in stallion So You Think was boosted by talented filly Nakeeta Jane’s amazing Group One win at Randwick.
Nakeeta Jane scored a scintillating Surround Stakes victory in spite of sitting three and four deep and is now poised to take on talented colt The Autumn Sun in Saturday’s Group One Australian Guineas.
Ontrack bought a colt by So You Think at the recent New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale, with the colt to be prepared by Hawkes Racing.
“So You Think was a champion racehorse with 10 Group One wins in both Hemispheres and he’s been very good at stud.
“Nakeeta Jane became his fifth Group One winner on Saturday and follows Inference, D’Argento, La Bella Diossa and Sopressa in winning at the highest level.
“I have been a fan on So You Think for a while and when the opportunity came to buy this colt at Karaka, I couldn’t pass it up.
“He’s a magnificent type and bred on the same So You Think-Redoute’s Choice mare cross that’s already left Group One winning colts D’Argento and Inference.
“Our New Zealand colt comes off a magnificent farm in the country’s South Island. These days the South Island is not the force it used to be in breeding but the farm is on the Canterbury Plains and is a fantastic place to produce young horses with great bone.
“I love the cross with So You Think and Redoute’s Choice and this colt is a stunning individual who looks a fantastic three-year-old prospect.
“Duncan Ramage was the underbidder on the colt and he is probably the greatest authority on So You Think having bought the horse as a yearling for Dato Tan Chin Nam at Karaka.
“It reinforces your judgement when you chase a horse and find out later that the underbidder was someone with so much knowledge of the stallion,” said Grant Morgan.