Australian Cup Plan for Miss Siska
Tara Madgwick - Saturday February 8

She might be a half-sister to champion sprinter Hay List, but So You Think mare Miss Siska prefers a longer trip and claimed her first Black Type success at Caulfield on Saturday with a much-deserved win in the Group III MRC Carlyon Cup (1600m).

Miss Siska wins the G3 Carlyon Cup - image Grant Courtney

Miss Siska has had several trainers in her career to date, but is now with Grahame Begg, who may well coax the best from the talented six year-old.

Having her first run since a busy spring campaign that saw her finish second in both the Group II VRC Matriarch Stakes and Group II MRC Sandown Classic, Miss Siska was sent out favourite and duly delivered for punters.

She tracked the leaders and forged clear to win by more than a length taking her overall record to seven wins and seven placings from 25 starts with prizemoney just shy of $600,000.

Miss Siska is by champion racehorsee and leading sire So You Think“She had great residual fitness from last spring having run the last three weeks of the carnival,” said Grahame Begg.

“We’ll head to the Australian Cup with her as her record at Flemington over 2000 metres is very good having been beaten only a head the last two years in the Matriarch Stakes and she’ll probably have one more run leading into that.”

A homebred for the Davenport family, who also bred and raced $2.5 million earner Hay List, Miss Siska is the second stakes-winner among six winners from now retired producer Sing Hallelujeh.

She is the 24th stakes-winner for So You Think and is his seventh in Australia this season.


So You think has six entries for Inglis Classic, click here to see them.

So You Think in upcoming sales:
Supergardens Ts Carlyon Cup Gr3 1600m
Caulfield Track: Good(3) Time: 1:36.44
Miss Siska
T: G M Begg J: Damian Lane 55
6m So You Think (NZ) x Sing Hallelujah (AUS) (Is It True (USA))
T: M Ellerton & S Zahra J: Craig Williams 58
6g Zacinto (GB) x Theatre Buff (USA) (Theatrical (IRE))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $77,500
V:Valachi Downs
B: APS Racing
T: Aaron Purcell J: Jordan Childs 57
7g Tertullian (USA) x Guantana (GER) (Dynaformer (USA))
T: D & B Hayes & T Dabernig J: M Zahra 60
8g Champs Elysees (GB) x Casual (GB) (Nayef (USA))
T: Peter Gelagotis J: Beau Mertens 57
5h Pierro (AUS) x Lipari (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $140,000
V:Widden Stud Widden Valley NSW
B: Manny Gelagotis
Duca Valentinois
T: James Cummings J: B Rawiller 58
8g Holy Roman Emperor (IRE) x Love Valentine (IRE) (Fruits Of Love (USA))
T: T Busuttin & N Young J: Ms L J Meech 57
6g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Ideal (GB) (Galileo (IRE))
Valentino Rossa
T: J C Coyle J: Jye McNeil 57
6g Testa Rossa (AUS) x Sassybella (NZ) (Viking Ruler (AUS))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $75,000
V:Willow Park Stud, Scone, NSW
B: Jason Coyle
T: J G Sargent J: M J Dee 56.5
5m Alamosa (NZ) x Tinkerbabu (AUS) (Giant's Causeway (USA))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $50,000
V:Wellfield Lodge
B: Mr JG Sargent
T: P G Carey J: Fred W Kersley 57
5g Makfi (GB) x Dame Claire (NZ) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $90,000
V:Westbury Stud
B: Mr PG Carey