Group I Goal for So You Think’s Fasika
Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 7

A lightly raced mare with a great record, Fasika indicated she would be in for a successful autumn campaign when resuming from a spell to win the Group III ATC Wenona Girl Quality (1200m) at Randwick on Saturday.

Fasika wins the G3 Wenona Girl Quality - images Steve Hart

Fasika raced on the pace for Brenton Avdulla and fought off all challengers to win by a length.

Fasika races clear!“This race stood out to me as a good race to kick her off in to get that Group win for her and she gives me the impression she’s in for a good preparation,” said her trainer Joe Pride.

“She’s a really exciting mare and while I’ll let the dust settle for now, I’m thinking the Group I All Aged Stakes might be a good race for her.”

A modest $120,000 Inglis Easter Session II purchase for Tricolours Racing and Syndications from the Middlebrook Valley Lodge draft, Fasika has won four from seven starts earning over $440,000 in prizemoney.

She is a half-sister to stakes-winner Absolut Excelencia and is the fourth winner and last foal from Redoute’s Choice mare Jarada, who died in 2015.

Fasika is the eighth stakes-winner this season for So You Think, who has really hit his straps as a sire and covered 234 mares last spring at Coolmore at a fee of $38,500.


So You Think in upcoming sales:
Tricolours Wenona Girl Qlty Gr3 1200m
Randwick Track: Soft(7) Time: 1:09.94
T: Joseph Pride J: B Avdulla 56.5
4m So You Think (NZ) x Jarada (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale Session 2 $120,000
V:Middlebrook Valley Lodge, Scone
B: Tricolours Racing & Syndications Pty Ltd
I Am Excited
T: David Pfieffer J: J Bowman 58.5
5m Snitzel (AUS) x Lady Beckworth (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))
T: James Cummings J: Rachel King 53.5
5m Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Beaded (AUS) (Lonhro (AUS))
Invictus Salute
T: Mark Newnham J: Tim Clark 53
4m Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Acquired (NZ) (O'Reilly (NZ))
T: A J Denham J: R Dolan 53
5m Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Aziani (AUS) (Fasliyev (USA))
T: L J Bridge J: K Mc Evoy 53
5m Sebring (AUS) x Acouplamas (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $110,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds, Scone, NSW
B: K Harding
Spiritual Pursuit
T: J C Coyle J: Ms K O'Hara 53
4m Snitzel (AUS) x Happy Hippy (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
T: G A Ryan J: J Parr 59
5m Written Tycoon (AUS) x Noondie (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $230,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: B Griffiths
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