The So You Think Cup -27th August 2016 – Sydney Harbour Racecourse


The So You Think Cup

The So You Think cup has been the launching pad of some serious racehorses over the years.The clash of 3yo’s stayers should provide a spectacle – the draw, weather and luck in running is likely to play a part in the outcome. We are set for a cracking race and there are winning arguments for all the runners.

In summary, an impossible choice! Its clearly a wide open race and certainly not one to go short in.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Madam Secretary Angel’s Flight Chantel Paolello 2:06.009
2 8 It Lemmy Spuraholics Zachery Jandron 2:06.966
3 5 Lump Of Ice Sootie Lakita Loberg 2:06.967
4 4 Jewelled Octagon ghanainternational Mamie Granado 2:07.043
5 6 Big Bad Mack Truck Burgersfortheboyz Roxy Bowne 2:07.178


1. Madam Secretary

3yo filly from Angel’s Flight, Career earnings: $454,200
Overall rating: Satisfactory(46) – Natural champion

Stable comments: – “Still getting to know this horse, I was very satisfied with Madam Secretary performance in the heat. 1 of 1A of my entries in the SYT, if she can somehow duplicate last Saturday race over a finals dead track not slow, then we may have a good chance to hoist the trophy. A few horses to keep an eye on and will be tough is Jewelled Octagon and Big Bad Mack Truck.”

2. Wouda Couda Shouda

3yo filly from Angel’s Flight, Career earnings: $985,158
Overall rating: Satisfactory(45) – Competitive

Stable comments: – “Our 2nd entry in the race is Wouda Couda Shouda, She was runner up in the 2yo Grand Prix Stakes to Jewelled Octagon. She enter this race coming off a nice win in last weekend heat and seem to be peaking at the right time. Both horses look eager and ready to go and we need some more sunshine.”

3. Nyquist

3yo colt from DR Stables, Career earnings: $1,432,144
Overall rating: Acceptable(44) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Nyquist is running for experience only. If he can last the distance he could crack the top 5. Madam Secretary from Angel looks like the horse to beat. If the track goes wet, Lump Of Ice from Sootie could be in the winners circle.”

4. Jewelled Octagon

3yo colt from ghanainternational, Career earnings: $722,400
Overall rating: Satisfactory(49) – Natural champion

Stable comments: – “Expected more from Jewelled Octagon, don’t think he will be good enough to win, however, we will try our best. Madam Secretary looks like the likely winner.”  

5. Lump Of Ice

3yo colt from Sootie, Career earnings: $1,184,111
Overall rating: Reasonable(50) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Having only just noticed the weather in time to enter this cup my chances are iffy considering I’ve not planned nor has the tracked stayed slow. I hope it turns back to slow and then it’s game on Smiley.”

6. Big Bad Mack Truck

3yo colt from Burgersfortheboyz, Career earnings: $716,200
Overall rating: Satisfactory(48) – Fast finisher

Stable comments: – “A tough race to open up proceedings for the 3 year old classic season. Mack Truck had a good placing in the heat and will be looking for a podium finish in a strong final field. The 2 fillies from the Angel stable looked well placed and should be there at the finish as will the ever consistent ghanainternational stable.”

7. Absolutely Square

3yo colt from Get Square Lodge, Career earnings: $741,355
Overall rating: Satisfactory(45) – Mud-lark

Stable comments: – “Absolutely Square has a rough chance if it stay’s wet….unfortunately he is not recovering from the heat as well as expected, but, the vet’s are doing their best to perk him up with the best available medication on the market.”

8. It Lemmy

3yo filly from Spuraholics, Career earnings: $17,000
Overall rating: Reasonable(50) – Natural champion

Stable comments: – “There will be a big improvement with my girl this week & hopeful of a top 5 with some luck. l was a bit lax with her preparation early as a 2yo so she’s a little bit behind where l would want her. But you never know. Madam Secretary obviously looks like the one to beat but l think the slow going brings Nyquist right into it & also think that he has more to give as well. Woulda Couda Shouda, Big Bad Mack Truck & Jewelled Octagon should all be roundabout the money.”

9. Pomp And Ceremony

3yo filly from Windmill Racing, Career earnings: $0
Overall rating: Satisfactory(45)

Stable comments: – “She ran a respectable race in the heat running on a bit from the back and not being given a hard race. She has come out of the race fine and is in good form. I initially thought she might make an epic runner after her sire but training track trials suggest she doesn’t stay that far and she will probably end up a long runner like her mother. I am hopeful of an improved showing with a more aggressive ride and a top half finish is a realistic target but Angels Madam Secretary will take an awful lot of beating.”

10. Blitzer

3yo colt from JM Racing, Career earnings: $265,900
Overall rating: Satisfactory(47) – Stalker

Stable comments: – “

11. Gungun Jane

3yo filly from Rockstar Racing, Career earnings: $335,950
Overall rating: Satisfactory(45) – Stalker

Stable comments: – “To tell you honestly, I was unsatisfied with the way Gungun Jane ran in her qualifying race. But I’m looking for a positive result in the final. I hope that Gungun Jane & jockey Lise Guitterez will at least finish in the top 5. I think Madam Secretary & Nyquist will be the horses to beat in this race.”

12. Andre The Giant

3yo colt from Gray Dog Stables, Career earnings: $603,250
Overall rating: Satisfactory(49) – Natural champion

Stable comments: – “The win in the qualifier was a nice surprise but unfortunately due to jockey schedules Andre The Giant had to run the Sunday heat. The short turnaround coupled with some tough competition and an outside draw could make another win a big ask.”

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