So You Think relation ready for Randwick
By Mathew Toogood
SYDNEY, April 11 AAP – Danny O’Brien has much to look forward to as the trainer of Black Caviar’s half-sister but in the meantime he will concentrate on chasing a breakthrough stakes success with a relation to another champion.
So You Think’s half-brother Now You Know will line up in the Group Three Carbine Club Stakes (1600m) at Randwick on Saturday on the back of a last-start victory over the same distance at Moonee Valley.
On Wednesday in Sydney, the Redoute’s Choice yearling half-sister to the great mare Black Caviar was knocked down to BC3 Thoroughbreds for $2.6 million with O’Brien to be the filly’s trainer.
Now You Know, a three-year-old colt by Elusive City out of Triassic, was purchased by O’Brien in New Zealand as a yearling in 2010 for a tenth of the price of the Black Caviar relation.
Now You Know has won three of his 10 starts in Victoria and O’Brien said the Carbine Club was a nice race to set him for in his first trip away.
“We think he’s pretty well suited,” O’Brien said.
“He’s had a nice preparation. Last start he came back to the mile and won a nice race there at Moonee Valley.
“We wanted to give him a trip away before he went for a break before the spring and the Carbine Club is a nice race for him.”
O’Brien said Now You Know had been a slow-developing colt but the Melbourne-based trainer has been pleased with his preparation this time in.
“We do think he’ll be a better horse as a four-year-old but this is a nice way to round out his three-year-old season,” he said.
“We would love to get some black type on the board with him and this is the right sort of race for him.”
As for securing the much sought-after relation to Black Caviar, O’Brien said he would welcome the attention and pressure afforded to Peter Moody who trains the champion sprinter who has won all 19 starts to date.
“We would love to have that pressure,” O’Brien said.
“Certainly the pressure Peter has got is because the horse has been so successful. We would embrace that if it comes along.”Headline: RACE:So You Think relation ready for Randwick
12 Apr 7:32 AM