Oaks Goal for So You Think Filly
Tara Madgwick - Wednesday March 18

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

Handled patiently by Matthew Smith, Nimalee has been quietly working her way through the grades and stepped up to a Benchmark 74 for this 1800 metre assignment.

She settled just behind the leaders for Kerrin McEvoy and was strong to the line to beat her older rivals by a short neck going away.

Nimalee as a yearlingNimalee has built a tidy record of four wins and a second from just six starts with prizemoney topping $117,000.

“Since her last win two weeks ago she’s just been thriving and looking forward to her work,” said Smith.

“She’ll go to the Adrian Knox (G3 over 2000m) next and then hopefully on to the Oaks.”

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 eight stakes-winners to date.


So You Think in upcoming sales:
Sky Racing Active (Bm74) 1800m
Randwick-Kensington Track: Soft(6) Time: 1:50.88
T: Matthew Smith J: K Mc Evoy 55.5
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 55
6g Duporth (AUS) x Shadow Miss (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
T: David Payne J: N Rawiller 61.5
4g Americain (USA) x La Famelia (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $40,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Payne Racing Pty Ltd
Loves To Rock
T: A J Cummings J: Jean Van Overmeire 53
4m Road To Rock (AUS) x Lovetheoneyourwith (AUS) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
Newtown Bluebag
T: E & L Longmire J: T Marquand 55.5
7g Lope De Vega (IRE) x Tattler (AUS) (Chief's Crown (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale Winter Book $3,000
V:Bowness Stud, Young
B: L Foundis
T: Ms K Waugh J: S Clipperton 57.5
5g Sebring (AUS) x Dream 'n' Believe (AUS) (Shamardal (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $45,000
V:Widden Stud, Widden Valley
B: Flying Start Syndications
Betty Blooms
T: R J Quinton J: C Reith 54
4m O'Reilly (NZ) x Zambezi (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
NZB Premier Yearling Sale $170,000
V:Goodwood Stud
B: Ric Wylie Bloodstock
Cosmic Haze
T: B F Cavanough J: J Ford 53
3f Deep Field (AUS) x Flying First Class (AUS) (Flying Spur (AUS))
Inglis Scone Yearling Sale $54,000
V:Southern Cross Breeders
B: MacCallum Inglis
Re Edit
T: C J Waller J: J B Mc Donald 60.5
4m Camelot (GB) x So Divine (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $340,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: K Yoshida
T: E & L Longmire J: R Dolan 54
9g Teofilo (IRE) x Lady Nikolay (AUS) (Stravinsky (USA))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $10,000
V:Brooklyn Lodge, Aberdeen
B: D Zomaya
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