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.



Race Result - Quayclean Liverpool City Cup Gr3 1300m

Randwick Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:17.22
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
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 53
4g Lonhro (AUS) x Youthful Presence (AUS) (Dehere (USA))
All Saints' Eve
T: J A O'Shea J: B Avdulla 54
4m Sacred Falls (NZ) x Halloween (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
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
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
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)
T: James Cummings J: N Rawiller 57
6g Denman (AUS) x Defrock (AUS) (Canny Lad (AUS))
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
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
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