The So You Think Cup – 26th November 2016 – Sydney Harbour Racecourse


The So You Think Cup

Who’s Your Master?

A balanced field of eleven three year old, are set to go to post in the $1,500,000 So You Think Cup going 2050m over the Sydney Harbour Racecourse track on Saturday. Triple Crown contender and Epsom Derby winner New Terrain will be missing from the field.

Secret Legacy won his maiden at the first time of asking and he was rather impressive to say the least. He looks the likely favorite for the race and is my firm first choice. Red’s Haku has the ability and all the credentials to suggest that she can run a good race. Bang Chitti Bang was bought recently by top stable ghanainternational, he had a easy heat run, and is one that has to be given serious consideration for the win position.

Espadon has solid form and was narrowly beaten last time, he has tons of scope to improve – include in all bets. Sort Of Square ran a cracker with the apprentice up last Saturday. He was rewarded with a pro-license, and another top run is expected from this pairing. Sexy Kodak Stay won his heat on Sunday in good style, the only worry is her level of fitness on race day. Bold Pilot has shown some fair form and could feature in this company.

Roke’s Wise has a big weight from a wide draw but can improve on his last effort. Grand Slam has some excellent form, and at best will go close.

Emelda Goettig rides Anti Angelo for Raspadora Lodge. Performance of last weekend must go to this pairing. Imagine what this stable can do with a horse on equal terms rating wise. He gets thrown in the deeper waters here again but has a strong jockey to guide him. Duelin Hayless jumps from a wide draw but seems progressive.



Final Result
Pos Gate Horse Stable Jockey Time
1 1 Secret Legacy Secret Revolution Pierre Strydom 2:02.008
2 10 Anti Angelo Raspadora Lodge Emelda Goettig 2:03.509
3 9 Grand Slam Blackjack Farms Izetta Mormile 2:03.914
4 5 Sort Of Square Get Square Lodge Frankie Rodier 2:04.499
5 3 Bang Chitti Bang ghanainternational Jo Ivester 2:04.532


1. Secret Legacy

3yo colt from Secret Revolution, Career earnings: $200,000
Overall rating: Reasonable(50) – Competitive
Born:Fri 22nd Jul 2016, bred by Secret Revolution
Lineage:By Secret Aurora out of Secret Solstice
Recent form:1

Stable comments: – “Happy with his debut and feel there is improvement to come. With Pierre picking up the ride I’m hoping Secret Legacy shows a bit more, if he comes on a little with the run he could challenge for a top spot.”

2. Red’s Haku

3yo filly from Reds Breeding Stud, Career earnings: $100,000
Overall rating: Satisfactory(49) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Reds Breeding Stud
Lineage:By Cyan Gates out of Dees Rhythm
Recent form:7,10,3

Stable comments: – “Red’s Haku is destined for the breeding paddock but I figured I’d have some fun with her before then. One of those projects that you’d advise people to stay well clear off, as big as a moon at birth and stats of a sprinter but she’s beginning to take a little shape. Incredibly unlikely to cause an upset but she should improve on her 2yo Breeders Cup performance and I will be happy with that.”

3. Bang Chitti Bang

3yo colt from ghanainternational, Career earnings: $276,989
Overall rating: Acceptable(44) – Fast finisher
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by swindin
Recent form:1,1,3,2,8

Stable comments: – “Purchased Bang Chitti Bang 3 weeks ago so not sure what to expect, long term he should become a decent league runner. Secret Legacy and Red’s Haku look like the ones to beat, however, it would not surprise me if an outsider took this race.”

4. Espadon

3yo colt from YellonkY, Career earnings: $552,000
Overall rating: Acceptable(43) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by YellonkY
Lineage:By Star Poker out of Peppy Prints
Recent form:1,2,2,10,2

Stable comments: – “Espadon performed very well in semifinal, and even if he’s not the best horse in the field, I’m looking forward for a good race by him.”

5. Sort Of Square

3yo filly from Get Square Lodge, Career earnings: $370,255
Overall rating: Acceptable(43) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Get Square Lodge
Lineage:By Bio Cotton out of Charlies Allstar
Recent form:2,5,9,4,2

Stable comments: – “The Vets are trying all angles to get the horse ready for the race…, lose or draw he done well just to get to the start.”

6. Sexy Kodak Stay

3yo filly from Back in black, Career earnings: $543,846
Overall rating: Satisfactory(46) – Early sprinter
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by YellonkY
Lineage:By Pocus Hop out of Covered Jujule
Recent form:1,4,10,1

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7. Bold Pilot

3yo colt from Yorulmaz, Career earnings: $410,100
Overall rating: Satisfactory(46) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Seahorse Racing
Lineage:By Dancin out of Airy Flush 
Recent form:8,1,8,2,4

Stable comments: – “Our chances are very low but still I think that this little chance is worth to try. Bold Pilot could run better than the first round. This is going to be second race with the same jockey. Good luck to all competitors “

8. Roke’s Wise

3yo colt from Sycamore, Career earnings: $299,483
Overall rating: Acceptable(42) – Unpredictable
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Sycamore
Lineage:By Nilly Connecta out of Gloria 
Recent form:17,2,4,1,5

Stable comments: – “I don’t think my chances are that great, as I am still trying to work out this unpredictable style. If it takes it’s chance, it will probably be let down by stamina.”

9. Grand Slam

3yo filly from Blackjack Farms, Career earnings: $270,000
Overall rating: Satisfactory(47) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by St Simon Racing
Lineage:By Blue Tyndareus out of Nemesis 
Recent form:7,2,1

Stable comments: – “This will be a hard race for the little lady. Aiming for epics long term, I could not pass up trying her in this cup final after a great run last week. This is one to watch but with an outside gate, I look to Secret Legacy to pull out the win.”

10. Anti Angelo

3yo colt from Raspadora Lodge, Career earnings: $293,600
Overall rating: Adequate(37) – Competitive
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Raspadora Lodge
Lineage:By Aurean out of All Flower 
Recent form:4,4,3

Stable comments: – “Was happy with his run last week, but can’t imagine any significant improvement coming this week, so we’ll just be running because we can. The SYT is one of my very favourite races every season. Good luck to all.”

11. Duelin Haylees

3yo filly from TiltaWhirl, Career earnings: $339,900
Overall rating: Satisfactory(48) – Natural champion
Born:Fri 1st Jul 2016, bred by Pugstable
Lineage:By Better Boy out of Canada 
Recent form:1,5

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