So You Think Fillies Aim Up at Oaks
Tara Madgwick - Thursday April 26
Last Saturday Darren Weir produced So You Think filly Sopressa to score a dominant win in the Group III SAJC Auraria Stakes and on ANZAC Day unleashed another leading contender by the same sire for the upcoming Group I SAJC Australasian Oaks in Think Bleue.

A promising winner of the Group III MVRC Alexandra Stakes at Moonee Valley last month, Think Bleue has been given a quiet time since then and reappeared in the open three year-old handicap over 1720 metres at Flemington.

Think Bleue is on track for the G1 SAJC Australasian Oaks - Grant CourtneyShe showed her class to win by half a neck as favourite taking her overall record to four wins from seven starts with prizemoney in excess of $244,000.

"After Moonee Valley she went to the beach and had an easy 10 days which let her fill out in condition a bit," said Weir.

"She's had a soft enough month but she'd done enough to win today.

"We had the Oaks in mind if she ran well enough today so she's only got to have another good fortnight and she'll present there in good shape."

An $80,000 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale purchase from the Vieira Group draft for Darren Weir/John Foote Bloodstock, Think Bleue was bred by Bert Vieira and is the best of four winners from Group II STC Silver Slipper winner Ballybleue.

By Arc winner Peintre Celebre (USA), Ballybleue is from the family of champion sires Flying Spur and Encosta de Lago.

So You Think has had a hot run since the start of the year when Care to Think won the Magic Millions Cup and has six stakes-winners to his credit for the season, five of them Group winners headed by Group I ATC Randwick Guineas winner D'Argento.

The dual Cox Plate winner stands at a fee of $44,000 at Coolmore this spring.

William Newton Vc Hcp 1720m
Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:42.42
1
0.2
Think Bleue
T: D K Weir J: Damian Lane 55
3f So You Think (NZ) x Ballybleue (AUS) (Peintre Celebre (USA))
MM National Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Vieira Group Pty Ltd Sydney NSW
B: Darren Weir Racing/John Foote Bloodstock $80,000
2
0.2
Sheezdashing
T: M Ellerton and S Zahra J: Damien Thornton 54
3f Myboycharlie (IRE) x Dashing Oberon (AUS) (Falbrav (IRE))
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $52,500
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing Pty Ltd $52,500
3
2.5
Renegade
T: Tony McEvoy J: Zac Spain 52
3g Commands (AUS) x Port Isabel (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Burnewang North Pastoral, Rochester
B: McEvoy Mitchell Racing Pty Ltd $150,000
4
2.6
Okotoks
T: M G Price J: D Dunn 54
3c Ocean Park (NZ) x Calgary (NZ) (Danasinga (AUS))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Landsdowne Park Ltd
B: M G Price Racing & Breeding $110,000
5
3.4
Palazzo Vecchio
T: M G Price J: Beau Mertens 54
3f Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Palacio De Cristal (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
6
3.9
Nothin' Leica High
T: R D Griffiths J: Craig Williams 54
3g High Chaparral (IRE) x Cinque Cento (AUS) (Nothin' Leica Dane (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Hillside Thoroughbreds, Nagambie
B: Griffiths Training / McKeever Bloodstock $140,000
7
4.7
Sunquest
T: S J Richards J: Patrick Moloney 54
3c Helmet (AUS) x Seeking Sunshine (USA) (Seeking The Gold (USA))
8
4.8
The Regiment
T: J F Moloney J: Ms N Beriman 54
3c Hinchinbrook (AUS) x Deloraine (AUS) (More Than Ready (USA))
9
5.1
All Hard Wood
T: Richard Laming J: D Oliver 54.5
3g All Too Hard (AUS) x Wood Lane (IRE) (Sadler's Wells (USA))
Inglis Scone Select Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: Inglis As Agent $50,000
10
5.6
Truly Discreet
T: Dan O'Sullivan J: Fred W Kersley 52
3f Teofilo (IRE) x She's Discreet (AUS) (Euclase (AUS))
11
5.8
Saucy Jack
T: John McArdle J: D W Stackhouse 54
3g Anacheeva (AUS) x Sensational Spirit (AUS) (Invincible Spirit (IRE))
12
5.9
Ocean Class
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Ms L J Meech 54
3c Ocean Park (NZ) x Glamour Puss (NZ) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Lindsay Park Racing $130,000
13
7.4
Arkamun
T: Tony McEvoy J: Regan Bayliss 54
3g Starcraft (NZ) x Drawbridge (IRE) (Rainbow Quest (USA))
14
13.4
Pres De Toi
T: M Ellerton and S Zahra J: Ben Thompson 54
3f Helmet (AUS) x Nonchalance (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Burnewang North Pastoral, Rochester
B: Ellerton Zahra Racing Pty Ltd / Group One Bloodstock $80,000