So You Think Winner Entered for Oaks
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday March 4

Progressive So You Think filly Nimalee took another step towards the Group I ATC Australian Oaks (2400m) when scoring a stylish victory over older rivals on the Kensington track at Randwick on Wednesday.

Nimalee as a yearlingHandled patiently by Matthew Smith, Nimalee won her debut at Canberra on December 27 and has steadily worked through her grades since then claiming her third win from five starts when taking out this Benchmark 70 event over 1800m.

It was her first step out over a longer trip and Nimalee relished the task settling just off the leaders and finding the line well with her last furlong easily her best for Kerrin McEvoy.

A $270,000 Inglis Premier purchase for Randwick Bloodstock from the Millford Thoroughbreds draft, Nimalee runs for Letmar Investments.

Bred by Cressfield, she is certainly bred to be an Oaks contender being a three-quarter sister to Group III placed The Chairman from Dezign, an unraced half-sister by Zabeel to Group II winner Star Fashion from Group II winner and Hong Kong Derby winner Elegant Fashion.

Cressfield will be hoping Nimalee measures up to Black Type races as Dezign produced a colt by So You Think last spring and is now in foal to The Autumn Sun.

So You Think is enjoying one of his best ever seasons with seven stakes-winners to date.


So You think in upcoming sales:
Schweppes (Bm70) 1800m
Randwick-Kensington Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:51.10
T: Matthew Smith J: K Mc Evoy 54.5
3f So You Think (NZ) x Dezign (AUS) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $270,000
V:Millford Thoroughbreds, Nagambie
B: Randwick Bloodstock Agency Pty Ltd (FBAA)
Shadow Flight
T: Jason & Lucy Attard J: J R Collett 56.5
6g Duporth (AUS) x Shadow Miss (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
Betty Blooms
T: R J Quinton J: C Reith 55
4m O'Reilly (NZ) x Zambezi (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Goodwood Stud
B: Ric Wylie Bloodstock
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: N Rawiller 61
5g Fastnet Rock (AUS) x Media (AUS) (Gilded Time (USA))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $500,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: Inglis As Agent
Come Along
T: J G Sargent J: Rachel King 59.5
4g Power (GB) x Game Duchess (AUS) (Montjeu (IRE))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: DGR Thoroughbred Services
Castel Sant'angelo
T: G Waterhouse & A Bott J: Tim Clark 59.5
4g Pierro (AUS) x Lucky Angel (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains
B: Gai Waterhouse / Adrian Bott
Sea Of Life
T: J A O'Shea J: R Dolan 58.5
3g Sebring (AUS) x Life On The Edge (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Perfect Illusion
T: Mitchell Beer J: G Boss 60.5
5g Nathaniel (IRE) x Chicita Banana (GB) (Danehill Dancer (IRE))
T: K A Lees J: Ms S Clenton 60
5g Lope De Vega (IRE) x Flaming Song (IRE) (Darshaan (GB))
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