So You Think: connections hope his half-brother, Now You Think, is a stakes horse after a good win at Sandown in AustraliaPICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)
Breakthrough win for
So You Think brother
DANNY O'Brien believes So You Think's half-brother Now You Know is a stakes-class horse in the making after he led all the way for his first metropolitan win at Sandown.
The Elusive City colt was bought for NZ$260,000 as a yearling in New Zealand after So You Think had won the first of his two Cox Plates for master trainer Bart Cummings as a three-year-old.
So You Think, a NZ$110,000 yearling himself when purchased in New Zealand, has gone on to prove himself one of the world's best middle distance gallopers.
He has won eight Group 1 races in three countries and A$6.6 million in prizemoney.
"He (Now You Know) was a very nice yearling. So You Think probably wasn't as forward as him as a yearling," O'Brien said.
"This horse isn't by High Chaparral but we think he's a stakes-class horse in the making."
Ridden by Craig Williams, Now You Know, backed from A$8 to A$6 in the Premier Signs Hcp (1400m), lasted by a short head from Shanghai Warrior (A$7) with Dany The Fox (A$2.15 fav) two lengths away third.
"Craig was always going to be aggressive on him today and they had to chase him down as he's probably looking for a mile and a quarter (2000m)," O'Brien said of the three-year-old who has had seven starts for two wins and two seconds, his other victory being in a 1600m Sale maiden four starts ago in October.