Sopressa The Latest Inglis Graduate Group One Success
Media Release - Sunday May 6

So You Think filly Sopressa claimed the G1 Australasian Oaks, continuing her sires phenomenal start to his stud career.

The brave performance from the Darren Weir trained filly saw her become the fourth G1 winner for her sire So You Think, joining Inference, La Bella Diosa and D'Argento.

Sopressa Sold as a weanling at the Inglis Great Southern Sale in 2015 by Bucklee Farm, Sopressa was bought by Dowling Park for $70,000. Following her G1 win today, her earnings are already in excess of $430,000.

Coolmore Australia's Paddy Oman was ecstatic about the win and how well the sire has started at stud.

"So You Think is one of the best young sires in Australia and we are very lucky to have him," Oman said.

"Sopressa is the 4th Gr.1 winning three-year-old from his first 2 crops. He is a very potent source of elite races horses that improve as they get older.

"He has enjoyed tremendous support ever since he retired to stud, so with quality offspring coming through year after year, his record is just going to keep getting better and better.

"He is going to form a cornerstone of our roster for the foreseeable future."

Sheezdashing (Myboycharlie x Dashing Oberon) and Miss Admiration (Sebring x Admiring)made the race an Inglis graduates trifecta, sold at the VOBIS Gold yearling sale and Australian Easter yearling sale respectively.

Meanwhile, fellow VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale graduate I'll Have A Bit swooped late to win the G2 Euclase Stakes, giving her a second stakes victory.

The daughter of Smart Missile was bought by trainer John McArdle's Redgum Racing operation for $48,000 from Basinghall Farm.

Only one race later Snitzel mare Sprightly Lass (Snitzel x Ultimate Fever) claimed her second consecutive stakes race, winning the G3 DC McKay Stakes at Morphetville.

She was sold by Luskin Park at Easter in 2015, where she as purchased by trainers Michael, Wayne & John Hawkes for $250,000.

Entries are now open for the 2018 Great Southern Sale, to be held from June 17-20 at Oaklands Junction, Melbourne.

Entries for the sale close on this Friday, May 11. To enter a horse in the sale, clickHERE.

SOPRESSA (So You Think x Hidden Strings)

Group 1 win: Australasian Oaks

Sale: Great Southern Sale

Price: $70,000

Vendor: Bucklee Farm

Breeder: Victorian Stallion Partnership & Dean Thoroughbreds

Trainer: Darren Weir

Owners: Mr D J Molloy, Mrs D M Molloy, Mr B J Molloy, Mrs A Molloy, Mrs N L Antonio, Miss S A Molloy, Miss P J Molloy, Mr P A White, Mr C A Matthews, Mr A J Thompson, Mr G D Wakefield, Mr D R Dickinson, Mr G L Orr, Mrs R P Orr, Boatmans Call, Mr L A Stapleton, Mr W J Molloy, Mrs P Dickinson, Gaire Pty Ltd

Inglis Release
Schweppes Oaks Gr1 2000m
Morphettville Track: Soft(5) Time: 2:04.34
1
0.3
Sopressa
T: D K Weir J: H Coffey 56
3f So You Think (NZ) x Hidden Strings (AUS) (Weasel Clause (AUS))
Inglis Great Southern Weanling Sale $70,000
V:Bucklee Farm, Greta West
B: Dowling Park $70,000
2
0.3
Sheezdashing
T: M Ellerton and S Zahra J: Damien Thornton 56
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
0.4
Miss Admiration
T: M G Price J: B Melham 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Admiring (AUS) (Street Cry (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $210,000
V:Glastonbury Farms, Scone
B: Yu Long Investments (Australia) Pty Ltd $210,000
4
0.7
Pleasuring
T: D K Weir J: Damian Lane 56
3f Hard Spun (USA) x Sleeplessinseattle (AUS) (End Sweep (USA))
5
1.5
Think Bleue
T: D K Weir J: John Allen 56
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
6
1.6
Aloisia
T: C Maher J: M Zahra 56
3f Azamour (IRE) x Queen Boudicca (NZ) (Perfectly Ready (AUS))
7
2.5
Savacool
T: C J Waller J: D Oliver 56
3f Savabeel (AUS) x Chilled Out (NZ) (Anabaa (USA))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $220,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Chris Waller Racing $220,000
8
3.7
Semari
T: T Busuttin and N Young J: D Dunn 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Kumari (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Little Avondale Stud, Masterton, NZ
B: Tru Blu Bloodstock $150,000
9
3.9
Temple Of Bel
T: Tony McEvoy J: Craig Williams 56
3f Bel Esprit (AUS) x Sadiya (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
10
4.6
Pure Scot
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Regan Bayliss 56
3f Purrealist (AUS) x Enthrall (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
11
4.7
Pretty To Sea
T: C Maher J: M J Dee 56
3f Ocean Park (NZ) x Pretty (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Mr KB & Mrs NJ Agent $150,000
12
5.0
Earth Angel
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: J Bowditch 56
3f Animal Kingdom (USA) x Miss Finland (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
13
5.6
Velocita
T: C J Waller J: S Baster 56
3f Sebring (AUS) x Shalimar Sky (AUS) (Hurricane Sky (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $195,000
V:Fairview Park Stud, Grose Wold
B: Star Thoroughbreds $195,000
14
7.2
Bring Me Roses
T: Tony McEvoy J: L Currie 56
3f High Chaparral (IRE) x Freckled Face (AUS) (Polish Patriot (USA))