So You Think Weir Can Win Another Classic?
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday May 16
Champion trained Darren Weir is fresh from the success of winning the Group I SAJC Derby (Leicester) and Oaks (Sopressa) and this winner at Sandown on Wednesday might give him another classic contender.

Three year-old So You Think colt Heavenly Thought has been making steady progress this year since breaking his maiden at Sandown in February.

So You ThinkFavourite for the Benchmark 64 event over 1800 metres, he looked super impressive when pulling away from his older rivals to win by three and a half lengths.

Heavenly Thought is entered for the Group I BRC Queensland Derby next month and connections will no doubt give the race consideration after this strong staying performance.

A $120,000 Magic Millions purchase from the Figtree Thoroughbreds draft for Weir and John Foote Bloodstock, Heavenly Thought is a half-brother to former high class Group II winner and Group I placed mare Mimi Lebrock being from good producer God Love It.

So You Think has had a hot run during the autumn reeling off five Group winners headed by his Group I stars Sopressa and D'Argento.

The 10-time Group I winner and dual Cox Plate hero stands at Coolmore this spring at a fee of $44,000.





Ladbrokes Info Hub (Bm64) 1800m
Sandown-Hillside Track: Soft(5) Time: 1:53.30
1
3.5
Heavenly Thought
T: D K Weir J: B Rawiller 58.5
3c So You Think (NZ) x God Love It (AUS) (St. Covet (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $120,000
V:Fig Tree Thoroughbreds Biddaddaba Qld
B: Darren Weir Racing/John Foote Bloodstock $120,000
2
3.5
Eramosa
T: Lee and Shannon Hope J: Ben Thompson 57
5g Alamosa (NZ) x Missinga (NZ) (Danasinga (AUS))
NZB Ready To Run Sale $75,000
V:Fencourt Lodge
B: Hope Racing $75,000
NZB Select Yearling Sale $26,000
V:Grangewilliam Stud
B: Mr CR McCarroll $26,000
3
3.6
Northern Journey
T: D R Brideoake J: Rose Pearson 59.5
8g Good Journey (USA) x Northern Rose (AUS) (Mookta (AUS))
4
3.9
Slick Back
T: M C Kent J: L Nolen 58.5
3g Azamour (IRE) x Press Leak (USA) (Rock Of Gibraltar (IRE))
5
5.6
Le Boss
T: R D Griffiths J: L Currie 59.5
5g Street Boss (USA) x Zachelle (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis VOBIS Gold Yearling Sale $28,000
V:Bowness Stud, Young, NSW
B: Robbie Griffiths & Peter Ford Thoroughbreds (FBAA) $28,000
6
6.1
King Kabuto
T: C Maher J: Damian Lane 59
3g Helmet (AUS) x Our Cougette (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $60,000
V:Vieira Group Pty Ltd Sydney NSW
B: First Light Racing/Peter Moody/Paul Will $60,000
7
7.1
Big Bad Baz
T: D K Weir J: Ethan Brown 56.5
3g Teofilo (IRE) x Prose (AUS) (Commands (AUS))
MM National Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Riversdale Scone NSW
B: Darren Weir Racing/John Foote Bloodstock $130,000
8
7.2
Letsahope
T: Matthew Cumani J: Jordan Childs 56.5
4m Ustinov (AUS) x Esprit Magic (AUS) (Bel Esprit (AUS))
9
7.3
She's Got Speed
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Fred W Kersley 56.5
5m Speed 'n' Power (NZ) x Madamesta (AUS) (Estambul (ARG))
10
7.4
Wimborne
T: R E Laing J: J Mott 59.5
4g Canford Cliffs (IRE) x Sorenstam (AUS) (Encosta De Lago (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Blue Gum Farm, Euroa
B: R Laing $100,000
11
8.9
High Mode
T: Anthony Freedman J: Clayton Douglas 60
4g Redwood (GB) x Lalla (GB) (Silver Hawk (USA))
NZB Ready To Run Sale of 2YOs $105,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Freedman Racing $105,000
12
9.1
Blaze Ahead
T: Jason Warren J: Damien Thornton 59
5g Nothin' Leica Dane (AUS) x Lady Peregrine (AUS) (Scrupules (IRE))
13
9.9
Manangatang
T: Matthew Cumani J: M Zahra 59
4g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Mona Lisa (GB) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
14
10.4
Melba's Maestro
T: Frank Conlan J: M Aitken 58
5g Amadeus Wolf (GB) x Madam Melba (AUS) (Delago Brom (AUS))