- Just Like NAKEETA JANE-Here's A So You Think Filly Who's Bred To Run A Mile And More!
- Investment Grade Filly From The Aga Khan's Family!
Purchased from the Cambridge Stud draft at the New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales in Karaka 2019, this filly by the multiple Group 1 winning Champion galloper So You Think, is from a European thoroughbred family steeped with feature race success.
As a racehorse, So You Think was amongst the World’s best. He won an impressive 14 races, 10 of them at the elite Group 1 level in 2 hemispheres, including the WS Cox Plate twice (one behind WINX), and the Prince of Wales Stakes on the biggest racing stage of all-at Royal Ascot. He achieved a Timeform rating of 133 which is the highest rated Australian colt of the modern age. As a stallion, he produces a seemingly endless stream of winners including many at the top level of racing such as D’ARGENTO, INFERENCE, LA DIOSA, SOPRESSA and GOLD RUSH. He stands at Coolmore Stud for $44,000.
On the female side of this filly’s family are an impressive array of European feature race winners. Her dam Shanya, although unplaced from just three starts, is a half sister to the Group 1 winner SHALANAYA and the Group 2 winner SHANKARDEH who was the joint Champion 3yo female stayer in Great Britain in 2011. The filly’s second dam Shalamantika was a winner over 2000m in GB and was also stakes placed at Ascot. The filly’s third dam is SHARAMAN a winner at 2000m and 2400m in France which included a win at Group 3 level. This family is recognised as the Aga Khan’s family and also includes the Epsom Derby winner SHERGAR!
Potential Future Residual Value:
The importance of future residual value when purchasing young horses should be taken seriously when considering whether to buy a colt or a filly. Whilst almost all colts end up being gelded and are therefore suitable only for a further career off the track, fillies and mares, if they’ve shown ability on the track are worth considerably more as potential broodmares. To buy into a family like this is very rare indeed. This is The Aga Khan’s family! If she were to do well on the track, then there’s another pay day waiting when she eventually gets sold as a potential broodmare. It could even be just the same from a financial point of view of winning a big race!
Interestingly, this filly’s older half brother by Sebring was passed in at $100,000 at the recent Ready To Run Sale in New Zealand late in 2018 after posting one of the fastest sectionals so they must have a good opinion of him and with normal luck, he must be a chance to further upgrade her pedigree.
From a physical point of view, this filly is a good bodied, compact, racy type who looks a chance to be an early runner. Her pre sale radiographs are rated as low risk (the best x-rays are rated low risk), and her pre sale endoscope (so an endoscopic veterinary check of her upper airways) is a Grade 1, which again, is the best you can get.
In summary, she’s a neat racy type that shouldn’t take too long to get to the races. She’s by proven winner producing stallion who was a former Champion racehorse winning an incredible 10 Group 1 races, and from a female family that’s studded with black type, feature race winners throughout Europe.
She'll be trained at Ascot by multiple Group 1 winning trainer Danny Morton.
This is a 20 share syndicate priced at $4,777 each, which includes the share in the horse, transport from Auckland to Perth, breaking in, and all other acquisition, transport and holding costs incurred to July 1st 2019 which, to be fair to everyone, is the date that syndicate fees commence on for all owners irrespective of sign up date.
The fees are set at $220 per calendar month (billed quarterly in advance) and are budgeted to include all normal and expected costs associated with racing a horse including training, agistment, farrier, transport, vet bills, incidental expenses, syndicate management and communications. Insuring your share is optional. In fact, with the exception of possible feature race payments and interstate travel (which are bills you want because it means that you’ve got a very good horse!), there should be nothing else to pay.
The brochure on this horse which includes the PDS can be opened and viewed on our website www.belhusracing.com.au under the Horses Available section...
HOOFNOTE UPDATE: So You Think filly NAKEETA JANE wins the Group 1 Surround Stakes and then runs 3rd to The Autumn Sun also at Group 1 level to take her record to 3 wins and 3 placings and over $600,000 in prizemoney from just 5 starts!
Trainer's Name: Dan Morton