Think It Over Scores Surprise Win in G3 Liverpool City Cup

Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 27

A homebred for Bylong Park, progressive So You Think gelding Think It Over won the Group III ATC Craven Plate (2000m) last spring and showed he was ready to be a player during the autumn when resuming from a spell to win the Group III ATC Liverpool City Cup (1300m).

Think It Over wins the G3 Liverpool City Cup - image Steve Hart.

With most punters anticipating Think It Over would need a run or two to reach peak fitness, he went to the post at long odds, but produced a career best performance to win.

Tuned up with two recent trials by astute trainer Kerry Parker, Think It Over hit the front in the final furlong for Glen Boss and then held off a wall of challengers including race favourite Criaderas, who stormed home from last to grab second.



Think It Over started his career with John Sargent, but has blossomed with maturity and now has the overall record of five wins and eight placings from 21 starts with prizemoney in excess of $725,000.

“He’s always gone super first up, but I did think the 1300m in this grade might be a bit sharp for him, but he proved me wrong,” said Kerry Parker, who harbours loftier ambitions for Think It Over.

“I’m thinking G Boss and 50kg in a Doncaster sounds good!”

Think it Over might be a lightweight Doncaster hope!

Think It Over is the best of four winners from well bred unraced Zabeel mare Personal Service, a half-sister to Group I winners Universal Prince and Universal Queen.

Personal Service has a yearling colt by Exosphere.

Think It Over is one of six stakes-winners this season for So You Think, who has sired the winners of over $8million in prizemoney since August 1.


 

Advertisment

Race Result - Quayclean Liverpool City Cup Gr3 1300m

Randwick Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:17.22
1
Think It Over
T: K J Parker J: G Boss 57
5g So You Think (NZ) x Personal Service (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
So You Think
2
0.2
Criaderas
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 53
4g Lonhro (AUS) x Youthful Presence (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
3
0.4
All Saints' Eve
T: J A O'Shea J: B Avdulla 54
4m Sacred Falls (NZ) x Halloween (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
4
0.6
Looks Like Elvis
T: J M Austin J: J R Collett 54
6g All American (AUS) x Savalook (NZ) (Savabeel (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Rosemont Stud, Gnarwarre, Vic
B: Bryan Dais Racing
5
0.9
Greyworm
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: Tommy Berry 59
6g Master Of Design (AUS) x Miracle Magic (AUS) (Dash For Cash (AUS))
Inglis 2018 January Monthly Online Sale $110,000
V:Owners
B:
6
1.9
Discharged
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 53
4g Snitzel (AUS) x No Evidence Needed (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $260,000
V:Baramul Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Gai Waterhouse/Adrian Bott/Blue Sky (FBAA)
7
2.2
Deprive
T: James Cummings J: N Rawiller 57
6g Denman (AUS) x Defrock (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
8
4.2
Trumbull
T: Ms K Waugh J: J B Mc Donald 58
5g Darci Brahma (NZ) x Pride And Passion (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Ready 2 Race Sale $125,000
V:O'Gorman Racing Stables, Scone, NSW
B: Kim Waugh Racing Stables
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $65,000
V:Sledmere Stud, Scone
B: O'Gorman Racing Pty Ltd
9
6.0
Reloaded
T: C J Waller J: T Marquand 55
4g Snitzel (AUS) x Hollow Bullet (AUS) (Tayasu Tsuyoshi (JPN))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $350,000
V:Arrowfield Stud Scone NSW
B: Harras Syndicate/Mulcaster Bloodstock
More Reading...
Fee Announced for Golden Slipper Winner Farnan
Kia Ora Stud are turning a new page this spring in standing their first stallion with Golden Slipper winner Farnan sure to be a popular addition in the Hunter Valley.
Widden Stud Expand into Victoria
The world’s oldest family-owned and run thoroughbred stud farm, Widden Stud is set to write a new chapter in 2021 with a well-considered expansion plan into the Victorian marketplace.
Dual Group 1-winning 2YO King's Legacy retires to Coolmore Stud
Following what was an excellent effort in the Group I Randwick Guineas on Saturday, the decision has been made to retire dual Group I-winning 2YO King’s Legacy to Coolmore Stud.
One to Watch – Ballarat
First Light Racing and partners have a big group of owners involved in a well bred Not a Single Doubt filly that opened her account with a dominant win at Ballarat on Sunday.
Stakes Weekend Continues for Dawn Approach
Epsom Derby winner New Approach and his sire son Dawn Approach both featured at Randwick on the first day of The Championships, the former siring Cascadian to win the Doncaster, while the latter sired Paulele to win the Group III Kindergarten and he followed up to sire a promising three year-old stakes-winner at Leopardstown overnight.
Freshman Sires Headline 2021 South Island Sale
The 2021 South Island Sale hosted on Gavelhouse Plus affords buyers the opportunity to secure progeny by an array of freshman sires based around the country, many of which proved popular at New Zealand Bloodstock’s 95th National Yearling Sales Series in January.
Sires With Winners - Sunday April 11
Here is the full list of 72 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.
Karaka Trifecta in Australian Derby
The stamina and class of New Zealand-sourced three-year-olds has again shone through on the big stage in Australia with a New Zealand-bred, Karaka-sold trifecta in Saturday’s A$2m Group One Bentley Australian Derby (2400m) at Randwick.
Double Danehill – It’s Here to Stay
Whatever your thoughts on the positives and negatives of ‘double Danehill’, the reality is that we’ve now had two Golden Slipper winners in a row bred this way so a blanket dismissal is obviously a mistake.
Sires With Winners - Monday April 12
Here is the full list of 27 stallions which had winners throughout Australasia today with winners and result details.