So You Think Brisbane Cup Quinella

Tara Madgwick - Saturday June 12

Irish bred So You Think gelding Knights Order led home a quinella for his sire in the Group II Brisbane Cup (3200m) at Eagle Fam on Saturday when leading all the way to defeat Carif.

Knights Order kesp the Cup wins coming taking out the G2 Brisbane Cup - image Steve Hart

Rock hard fit and running on a seven day back up after winning the Listed ATC Winter Cup at Rosehill last Saturday, the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Knights Order showed serious staying talent when powering away from Carif to win by a commanding four and three-quarter lengths.

"Obviously, he was a query at the two miles but Gai said to just ride him like normal and if he doesn't run it out, he doesn't run it out, but don't try and change too much with him," said winning rider Tim Clark.

"I just allowed him to get him into that nice rhythm and he bowled along. 

"It was probably a bit of a masterstroke by Gai and Adrian to take the blinkers off him. It just allowed him to relax that little bit better and he ran that out really strongly."

With seven wins from 17 starts and over $467,000 in prizemoney, Knight’s Order can now have a short break before preparing for a spring campaign.

"He has certainly gone to a new level this campaign," Bott said. 

"We will give him a short freshen up and really hone-in now and see what we can come up with for the spring because I really feel he's a worthy contender and (he has) made that leap." 

Purchased for 250,000 guineas by from the 2018 Tattersalls Autumn Horses in Training Sale by McKeever Bloodstock/ Gai Waterhouse Racing, Knights Order is a half-brother to Group II winner Dark Islander from good producer Lamanka Lass, who has left nine winners from 11 foals to race.

So You Think

Knight’s Order is one of 12 stakes-winners this season for So You Think with those stakes-winners ranging in distance from 1200 to 3200m demonstrating rare versatility that very few stallions can deliver.

So You Think stands at $77,000 this spring at Coolmore.



Race Result - Lexus Brisbane Cup Gr2 3200m

Eagle Farm Track: Good(4) Time: 3:22.54
Knights Order
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 55.5
6g So You Think (NZ) x Lamanka Lass (USA) (Woodman (USA))
So You Think
T: P & P Snowden J: Tommy Berry 59
5g So You Think (NZ) x Norzita (NZ) (Thorn Park (AUS))
So You Think
Sweet Thomas
T: Matthew Smith J: K Mc Evoy 53
9g Dylan Thomas (IRE) x Sworn Pro (GER) (Protektor (GER))
Dylan Thomas
T: J A O'Shea J: G Boss 57.5
6m Ocean Park (NZ) x Valpolicella (NZ) (Red Ransom (USA))
Brimham Rocks
T: C J Waller J: J Bowman 58.5
7g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Colima (IRE) (Authorized (IRE))
Lord Belvedere
T: C Maher & D Eustace J: Jye McNeil 55.5
7g Archipenko (USA) x Diablerette (GB) (Green Desert (USA))
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