The often underrated So You Think (High Chaparral) sired his 28th stakes winner on Saturday when Think It Over (5 g ex Personal Service by Zabeel) landed a much-deserved stakes success in the Craven Plate (Gr 3, 2000m) at Randwick.
Trained by Kerry Parker, the five-year-old gelding enjoyed the perfect run up the rail to beat Nettoyer (Sebring) by a length and a quarter, while Vanna Girl (Husson) was another neck further away in third.
“You wouldn’t believe it, would you? He’s just raced well all prep," Parker said. "When we missed out on getting a run in the Kingston Town, we just had to change tack. This is a race that I thought was probably his best chance at one of the weight-for-age [races].”
The five-year-old gelding is one of four winners and first stakes winner out of the unraced Zabeel (Sir Tristram) mare Personal Service.
Personal Service herself is a half-sister to multiple Group 1-winning champion Universal Ruler (Scenic) and fellow Group1 winner Universal Queen (Scenic).
The gelding also hails from the same family as Group 2 scorer Lucy Mae (Stratum) and Listed winners Averau (Stratum) and Krone (Eurozone).
Personal Service’s 2017 unraced colt by Deep Field (Northern Meteor) - now named Space Traveller - was purchased by Kurt Goldman for $50,000 at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, while her 2018 colt by Your Song (Fastnet Rock) was snapped up for $19,000 at the Inglis Digital August Sale 2 in 2019. In 2019 she foaled a colt by Darley Stud-based stallion Exosphere (Lonhro) and was covered by the same stallion last season.
So You Think’s progeny is headed by six Group 1 winners and he stands at Coolmore Stud in the Hunter Valley for a fee of $38,500 (inc GST).