Two Out of Three for ‘One to Watch’
Tara Madgwick - Tuesday March 24

This three year-old So You Think filly was a Breednet ‘One to Watch’ when breaking her maiden back in January and looked good when resuming to win at Geelong on Tuesday.

Trained by Anthony Freedman, Realm of Flowers settled last in the field of nine and charged home between runners to win the 1521m Benchmark 64 event running away by the best part of a length.

Realm of Flowers as a yearlingA $180,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Arrowfield draft for renowned bloodstock agent James Bester, who has a share in the ownership, Realm of Flowers runs for a syndicate that also includes Kia Ora and Robert McClure, who raced multiple Group I winning filly Yosei, who carried the same colours as this filly.

With two wins and a second from three starts, Realm of Flowers is a filly of considerable promise although her classic season may be about to unravel thanks to corona virus, but there is always next year.

She the third winner from three to race from Astral Flower (GB), a half-sister by Kalanisi to Group I winner and sire Redwood, who is by So You Think’s sire High Chaparral.

Astral Flower is a grand-daughter of French Oaks winner Jolypha, a full sister to Champion 3YO and European Horse of the Year Dancing Brave, so this is a pedigree steeped in world class classic stamina.

Astral Flower was covered last season by Galileo’s champion son Churchill (IRE).


So You Think in upcoming sales:
Iga Liquor (Bm64) 1521m
Geelong Track: Good(4) Time: 1:32.69
T: L Smith J: Ben Allen 57.5
3f Burgundy (NZ) x Dancing Forever (NZ) (Keeper (AUS))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $110,000
V:Cambridge Stud
B: Riverrock Farm Partnership
Realm Of Flowers
T: Anthony Freedman J: Damien Thornton 56.5
3f So You Think (NZ) x Astral Flower (GB) (Kalanisi (IRE))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $180,000
V:Arrowfield Stud, Scone
B: James Bester Bloodstock
T: John McArdle J: Campbell Rawiller 56.5
5m Snitzel (AUS) x Maneater (AUS) (Belong To Me (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Three Bridges Thoroughbreds, Eddington
B: Freedman Bros
Toff Love
T: Symon Wilde J: Declan Bates 60
4g Toorak Toff (AUS) x Love Somebody (AUS) (Fastnet Rock (AUS))
NZB Select Yearling Sale $24,000
V:Inglewood Stud
B: Grand Syndicates
T: Brent Stanley J: B Prebble 57
5m Medaglia D'Oro (USA) x Kaimana (USA) (Tale Of The Cat (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Mill Park Stud, Meningie, SA
B: Cloud 9 Thoroughbreds / CB Bloodstock
Cafe Tortoni
T: Patrick Payne J: B Rawiller 61
4g Reset (AUS) x Tortoni (AUS) (Strategic (AUS))
Red Rossini
T: Kylie Vella J: D Yendall 59
4m Magnus (AUS) x Carbonated (AUS) (Kenny's Best Pal (AUS))
Mr Gustavo
T: Erin Maher J: Zac Spain 61
9g Savabeel (AUS) x Fiorenza (NZ) (Stravinsky (USA))
Make Mine Hennessy
T: Saab Hasan J: Michael Poy 56
4m Turffontein (AUS) x Danish Princess (AUS) (Dolphin Street (FR))